As I stood outside my best friend’s door, I couldn’t help but feel a deep sadness in my heart. It was hard to accept that the one person I trusted the most had betrayed me. My mind was racing as I thought back to all the times we had shared together, the laughter, the tears, and the secrets.
But as I stood there, I began to realize something that I had overlooked before. My best friend always seemed to have the perfect life. Whenever I complained about something, my best friend’s response was always, “That could never happen to me.” And while I confided in my best friend with all my deepest secrets, my best friend never did the same in return. It was always about giving advice, but never about sharing.
It was a harsh reality to accept, but I knew I had to face it. We were both married, but while I had been happy up until a few hours ago, my best friend’s marriage had never been happy. My best friend’s advice had been nothing but empty promises, and I had fallen for it.
It all started when I went to my best friend to complain about some things that my partner wouldn’t do, but that I expected to be done. My best friend suggested that I set an ultimatum, saying that it would never happen in their own relationship. It sounded like a good idea at the time, but it had disastrous consequences.
When my partner didn’t meet the ultimatum, my best friend advised me to look for an alternative. I foolishly listened and did just that. It was a decision I would regret for the rest of my life.
And then, as if fate was mocking me, I showed up at my best friend’s house unannounced, only to hear the same things I had been told could never happen in their home. My best friend just stood there, taking it all and apologizing. It was then that I realized my best friend had never truly had my back, and had only wanted to see me end up disgraced, ashamed, and unhappy.
All the little signs of envy my best friend had shown when I talked about my relationship suddenly became clear. The little remarks about revenge, not apologizing first, and demanding what I wanted were all misleading. I should have seen this coming, but I didn’t.
Now, as I head back to make up with my partner, I know who my only true friend is. It’s not my best friend. Instead, it’s God Almighty. I’ve learned my lesson the hard way, but I’m grateful for it. I will never put my trust in someone who only pretends to have my back. Instead, I will trust in the one true friend who will never let me down.