My closest friend has ended our friendship because she can't get over her crib being bitten by my baby (in her opinion. There were bitemarks in the crib already but she has no memory of this). Additionally, She's furious with me that I won't get our children to write to hers when there is no prospect of them seeing their friends again. She has now told her children we don't care about them, which understandably has hurt them greatly! We on the other hand told our children that until she can forgive me for the damage to her crib and renewed our friendship we think it's unlikely they will see their friends again. They are happy not to write if there is no face to face contact likely again although they are upset to have lost their friends so unnecessarily.
We've never retaliated and have made it perfectly clear we want to heal the rift [I say 'we' as my husband has lost his friend, her husband, as a result too] and she can get in touch to do that anytime (but she's said we'll never hear from her again).
This might sound like tweenager behavior but we're in our 40s!
Why break off a friendship when I could not be more sad and sorry?
Why use your children as emotional blackmail?
Sorry to vent but this has gone on for months and I was adjusting but she's made remarks (via CafeMom thought bubbles etc) to hurt me anew and I'm perplexed and down.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 4:43 AM on Mar. 31, 2011 in Relationships
Answer by 3HappylKidds at 4:47 AM on Mar. 31, 2011
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Answer by judimary at 5:29 AM on Mar. 31, 2011
Answer by linah12345 at 5:38 AM on Mar. 31, 2011
Sounds like you learned a lesson. Do not borrow from friends. Sounds like to me she had underlieing issues with you and your family before this crib thing and never brang them up till now.
Answer by louise2 at 5:43 AM on Mar. 31, 2011
Wow! I couldn't even imagine getting mad at my friend for actually USING something I lent, lol. This is something I would expect and appreciate so I am mind boggled as to what she's upset about.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 5:55 AM on Mar. 31, 2011
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