Dear Ex Best Friend,
I miss you.
I know you’re having the time of your life wherever you are. I’m happy that you’re in a new relationship with someone who genuinely cares for you, and I’m glad you’re enjoying your new job. I only know all this because of your frequent updates on Instagram, the only thing that’s keeping us ‘in touch’.
I wonder if you think back on all the good times we had. How we used to laugh until our stomachs ached, or how we used to go for lunch every week where we could talk for hours on end.
I can’t deny that I was hurt when you left and didn’t make it a point to keep in touch. I tried really hard to keep our friendship alive but I guess you were busy trying to make a new life for yourself. Did you forget about me in that process?
I think I’m more hurt than angry. We promised that we would remain friends until the end of time. We would be at each other’s weddings, spoil each other’s kids, and grow old together. I guess you forgot about all of that too, because we don’t see each other anymore, even when you’re in town.
Now that a few years have passed, I think I’ve just accepted the fact that some friends stay in your life and some choose to leave. It’s not your fault, and it’s not mine. I’ll always have a special place in my heart for you.
I cherish the moments we shared, but I think now it’s time for me to make happier memories with the people who are present in my life.
I miss you, my ex-best friend, and sometimes, I can’t help but wonder if you miss me too.