I have a friend I’ve known for nearly 20 years. She has a shall we say a tumultuous relationship with her partner, along with other issues, and to that end she always seems to turn to me whenever she feels her life needs ironing-out again. But when all the flowers are rosey in her garden I don’t really hear from her from one week to the next. Or sometimes even one month to the next. If I've not heard from her for a while and I contact her, there’s always some reason why she cannot see me or cannot talk to me, and to be honest I’ve never really felt that I have ever been able to share my life’s trials and tribulations with her as easily as she shares hers with me. So in that respect it’s always been one-way traffic.
For nearly 20 years I’ve never been quite sure whether I should feel honoured that she trusts me so much that she is able to share her problems with me, or whether for nearly two decades I’ve really just been used.
How would you feel?