Transition Away Forever?

Last night, I dreamed that I helped out a friend that was no longer a friend. You’re probably wondering why: it’s because in the dream he needed help. Oh yeah, and because I’m not a callous, mean person.

In real life, I haven’t seen this former friend in years, and I know he does not need my help with anything. But it made me wonder if I could. Obviously, there’s a real reason why I had to transition away from this person; I don’t burn bridges for no reason. The reason, though, is not important. What is important is how  I feel now. Do I have so much apathy that I wouldn’t help someone in need? Is helping someone from which I’ve transitioned away opening me up to all the hurt and negative feelings again? Do I protect myself by staying away from someone I’ve determined is toxic even though they may need my help? How far is too far? Or is there a “too far” when it comes to my emotions and my sanity?

I found out a few weeks ago, the whole wheat cereal I had introduced in my diet, while helping me health-wise, was hurting me weight-wise. It was opening the door to other carbs by giving me carb cravings I thought I no longer had. Within weeks I was back to old harmful eating habits: sandwiches, starches with every meal, a cookie once or twice a week. Maybe this is what happens with former friends as well. Once we’ve transitioned away from someone, we need to stay away. And call someone else to help.

Published by Y. M. Nelson - Author

OWEN & MAKAYLA TRILOGY author, #Podcaster, #NerdyRomantics leader, #WeekendDIYGirl, professor, US football fan, superhero nerd, Hufflepuff, #wfwa, #romancelandia, she/her.

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