What Has Happened?

I just don't understand how people can be so unreliable. It seems that every time my friends need me, I am willing to drop everything and be there for them- but in my time of need, the care is not reciprocated. Is the concept of true friendship deteriorating as people strive to make as many friends as possible in order to get a leg up in society, all the while neglecting the work and sacrifice it takes to build a genuine personal friendship? Or do I expect to much from other people? Either way, it would be nice to have more than one person that I can rely on and have fun with.
alovelylove alovelylove
18-21, F
1 Response Jul 4, 2007

I used to be like that with on of my friends. She always seemed to be too busy when I needed her, but she'd drop everything for someone she'd met a day ago. Through time and patience I've learnt that there was more to her than that. It wasn't that she didn't have time for me, it was just that naturally, as you're friends for longer, you can forget that your friends are not always going to be around for you and you need to sustain it, not take it for granted. SHe also had her own problems at the time which I didn't really know about, I just assumed they were easier than mine, when in reality a lot of it prevented her from leaving the house or seeing me a couple of suburbs away. We're still great friends after this patch because now we knwo that a phone call is enough.
You don't expect too much from other people...a good friend should help you out. But give and take isn't always equal in any relationship. Maybe you could take to them if it worries you so much?
I hope you find what you're looking for :)