Making Friends – Adult Style

Why is forging a friendship hard?

I was ecstatic this past week when I thought I started a friendship in the most unlikely place. Long story short, I went in for my yearly health exam and left making brunch plans with my doctor.

Technology failed me which led to an unlikely *possible* friendship? I answered questions in my health portal to reflect my newly single life. Somehow those answers didn’t save and I was asked the same questions again and had to reveal that I am no longer married.

Everyones initial reaction is “I’m so sorry” and gives me the saddest response. They are often stunned when I am actually relieved and have a huge smile on my face. I explain my situation at minimal as I can. This situation ended up being that my story resonated with someone she was close with, thus the brunch invite.

I didn’t know if she was serious about my invite until she texted me the details the following day. I was pumped and hardly slept with anticipation of what to wear and coordinating my child care.

BRUNCH DAY ARRIVES! and, as soon as I pull out of my driveway I received the “Brunch is cancelled” text.

I can’t lie. That text hurt. It took a lot to muster up a reply.

Now I don’t know how to feel. I know nothing changed, but that glimmer of hope and friendship was something bring I was looking forward to.