My best friend cut me off when my parents died. Will I ever get over it? | Annalisa Barbieri

My best friend cut me off when my parents died. Will I ever get over it? | Annalisa Barbieri

The Guardian

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Your friend may not have understood her own motives and will certainly have her version of events, says Annalisa Barbieri

Some years ago, my father died suddenly and unexpectedly. At the same time, my mother was very ill. I called my best friend of two decades, and she was so lovely – listening while I cried and promising to attend the funeral. She sent flowers the next day, but then went quiet.

Three months later, my mother died. I called my friend, but she was short with me and obviously wanted me off the phone; it was upsetting. I have not heard from her since, although I called and sent cards.

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