The ten plus year friendship that was teetering has fallen. I wasn’t going to take being called ‘manipulative’ and ‘self-centered’ simply because I wanted to spend some friend time together. Nothing more.
I figure, if I stuck around and waiting this tirade out. It wouldn’t change. Once is enough. No chance for shame on me or anymore nasty comments. I was NEVER mean to him, doesn’t give him the right to be so to me. No one.
So, I chose to walk away before things got ugly. I know he was doing it on purpose, so be it. I the genie grant you your final wish. Good bye.
It’s sad, but necessary to my survival. I’ve got a lot of things ahead of me and I need positivity, not conflict.