When a Friend Hurts You

We live in an age of collecting “friends” on Facebook and in our heart of hearts most of us know that we would be lucky to have a small handful of true friends in our lifetime.

It has been said that “Making a million friends is not an achievement, the achievement is to make a friend who stands with you when millions are against you”.

When a trusted and dear friend hurts us for whatever reason, it is a mind-jarring experience with repercussions to our future happiness.

After all the suffering and pain, this one thought is most important.

Never let anyone who hurts you make you doubt your ability to be a good friend to others or make you doubt that someone else will be a good friend to you.

If you do, your loss doubles.

“Everyone suffers at least one bad betrayal in their lifetime. It’s what unites us. The trick is not to let it destroy your trust in others when that happens. Don’t let them take that from you.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon, Invincible.