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April 29th, 2009 No Comments

Forsake not an old friend; forthe new is not comparable to him.

Ecclesiastes 9:10

I was discussing possible TMI topics with a friend the other day, and she suggested “How do you break up with a friend.”  I thought about it for a second, and then said, “Why would you want to break up with friend?”

If someone is worth calling a friend in the first place, aren’t they worth fighting for?  I don’t believe in burning bridges just because it’s the easy way out. 

I’ve had friends try to break up with me (that whole brutally honest thing has gotten me in trouble more than once), and I had to apologize, stomp on my pride, because as a friend, they were people I cared too much about to let walk out of my life. Sure I disagreed with some of their behaviors, but at the end of the day, we have to accept each other for our fatal flaws.  We all have them.

Now re-read the quote.  An old friend is irreplaceable. No one will know you like they do, have the memories, share the years of emotional support.  That’s priceless.