Floating gently on a cloud....
Anybody listening will be much appreciated...
I've recently had a fall-out with a very dear friend, a big knock to my heart. We were as close as close could be until one evening, he had to write a poem on Cats, and asked me for help and suggestions. I gave him some and then said I was going to do one too, cos it seemed a fun challenge. He didn't object and so I quickly typed up a few lines and showed them to him. Unfortunately, he hadn't found it very easy and my finishing sooner than he and his struggling to express the beautiful thoughts he had on the topic upset him. Consequently he blamed me for making him feel inferior, and also jealous. He was very hurt by it. He transformed from a warm, loving, caring friend to a cold, closed person. He shut me out. I didn't understand why, but figured it out from the timing of his reactions and consequences. I emailed him and put my theory to him. Yesterday we talked it over and he said that yes that was moreorless what had happened. We ended up having a big argument over it too. But even before the argument I could feel the distance between us. Right now, we aren't even talking. I don't know what to do. I treasure his friendship and don't want it to be lost forever over this. I never meant to hurt him. Has anybody got any ideas what I can do to make things better?
Would really appreciate any advice...
Love, Liz xxx
"Gorge the honey from life, and live through the stomach aches knowing they will pass..." ~Liz Pinard 2003~