Why are people so unreliable?

posted by Jeff | Wednesday, November 30, 2005, 12:37 AM | comments: 1

OK, if you know me and consider me a good friend, please don't read into this and think it's about you.

I was talking with a friend tonight about how unreliable people are. In a general sense, you might apply that statement to people you work with or go to school with. But even among the people that you consider your friends, it's remarkable how things can change and suddenly they'll leave you hanging or aren't interested in maintaining the friendship. That happened recently with me and someone I really thought was my friend, and I'm really hurt by that.

Despite what my Internet persona may suggest, I'm the kind of person that would bail a friend out of jail at 4 a.m. I'm very loyal to my friends, in a way that I'm not to my own family. I value these relationships. It sucks when other people don't value them as much as you do.


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CPLady, November 30, 2005, 1:22 PM #

It truly sucks when someone you are close to, who continually tells you they will be there for you, never is there for you when you really need them. It's especially more disappointing when I've gone way out of my way several times to be there for them.

There are a couple "friends" in my life who still believe they are "always there" for me, but have let me down too many times for me to trust they ever will be there for me. One person wonders why I give more consideration to other friends than to him.

I think it's because both of these people are self-absorbed. Everything is always about them.


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