I'm a bit woe is me today! I know people are generally very poetic when it comes to the end of a friendship and can drum up lots of beautiful words and all that caper, but that's not me on this day.
I've just found out via a bit of a weird route that one of my best friends has moved to another country. I mean, I knew they were planning to go and that it would be some time this year. But they've gone and they didn't tell me.
I know moving house is stressful and moving abroad must be crazy stressful, but just to not say anything, obviously I overestimated how important our friendship was. The last few times we spoke they did mention that one of the great things about moving so far away is that they could burn bridges, and let go of relationships they no longer needed or were a drain on them. To be honest, with them saying that to me, I didn't think I was going to be on the list. Maybe, looking back they were giving me a hint that our time was up and I just didn't pick up on it. I know things change and people change, I just didn't realise that I was surplus to requirements in this relationship.
Dan was gobsmacked when I told him, so he's being very kind and supportive because I'm just floored by finding out this way. I've always thought I was a pretty good judge of the tone of things, knowing when thins were changing and ending, the past couple of months have served to show me that maybe that's not true at all.