It's A Hard Thing To Do

I think it's one of the most difficult things to do when you have to end a friendship. I had been friends with "Jenna" for years and we had shared so much together. I moved away and for many years we still remained very good friends. I would go visit her or she would come my way. Unfortunately, she became involved with a very abusive man. I tried all I could to get her to get away from him. I begged, pleaded, but she would not give him up. I tried to be there for her and tried to support her, but it just became to emotionally draining. I was worried that he was going to kill her one day. I eventually told her that I  couldn't remain in the friendship. There was so much strain between us due to the situation. It hurt and I felt guilty, but I couldn't do it anymore. It had been 8 years and she found me. She's now married to the abuser, but she says he doesn't hurt her anymore. We've never really rekindled our friendship.

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36-40, F
Mar 6, 2010