(My friendenemy, were friends, aren’t now, but socialise together as we share the same friends)
A friendenemy believes that just because I am happy, calm and positive, I have not and do not struggle with any personal demons.
Your judgment and criticism is welcomed, an opportunity for me to reflect.
I accept that you choose to shrink when sitting next to me to play the victim hoping to gain sympathy and a reaction.
But, simply I see this as manipulation to get your own way. Hence, why we are not friends.
Playing the victim is boring to me. I would respect you should you show me your strength.
You used me and I decided to distance myself. Now you’re trying to use my goodwill and strength against me.
Every struggle and hardship has made me stronger, wiser, healthier person and the woman I am today.
I have made mistakes but learnt from them.
My laughter is my medicine.
My calm approach is a reflection that I am using patience and knowledge before reacting.
My positive manner is a skill I use to find solutions for problems.
To be strong is to struggle with your own personal demons.
Overcoming hurt, pain and hardship has freed me.
The lessons were needed, my mind is peaceful and heart open. I have no regrets in my life.
The difference between me and my friend is I have overcome my demons.