It’s hard to remain friends with someone whose friendship reminds you of some of the painful choices you’ve made in your past. Particularly when that person harps on the negative…never realizing or acknowledging that you look back and wonder about what could have been. How you recognize that while it would have been difficult, you are extremely troubled by the fact that these mistakes and choices were made time and time again. How their insistence that the decisions made back then were and still are the right ones make you feel rejected at the core…and how painful that it really is to hear this time and time again. For once, it would be comforting to hear that it might have been a good thing…even if it would have been a struggle….even if it would have made things quite different.