Had an interesting conversation with a dear friend the other day about dear friendships...
He asked me about so and so and whether or not I had seen him lately?
"Not in years," I told him. "Too bad too. We used to be such good friends."
He asked me why there had been a lapse in the friendship?
"I started giving the friendship the same effort he did. I decided to match effort with effort for awhile."
"And that started a fight?"
"Oh no. It just showed me how one-sided the friendship really was. When I took away my support for the friendship, the friendship just didn't hold together anymore."
"The friendship wasn't a mutual endeavor?"