Hi Emily, thank you for such a thoughtful response and I can completely see where you are coming from. I do not think this story truly revealed our friendship and I do think that I gave her much more benefit of the thought, in this story, because I wanted to focus on the changes in myself. Maybe I will write a different version, or maybe try and write her version of the event.

I am never a woman to leave my friends for a partner; it is something I fundamentally make sure I never do. The funny thing is, this friend, who I speak of in this story, admits, even to this day, that she only makes time to see me, or other friends, when her significant other is out of town.

I realize the light you see me in, in this story and it has motivated me to write more about this relationship. I will try to better explain those first few months of our relationship, as friends, before I met my partner. I think, in this story my primary goal was to highlight the competitive nature she tends to inflict our relationship with.

I really appreciate your words, but I do not feel I started to ignore her, but I could have better communicated how our relationship was one sided, in some ways and that focus got no attention.

I really do appreciate the feedback and insight, I wish we lived in the same city, I would meet you for a coffee and explain the situation.

Have a great day.

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