“I regret being so self involved that I wasn’t able to…”
My friend, whom I’ve always had a crush on, moved back home to taker care of her mother who’d been diagnosed with cancer. Her mother was undergoing chemo, and everyone was optimistic. I started seeing my friend regularly, and began to develop feelings for her. She insisted that it was not a good time for a relationship, but I forced the issue and we became romantically involved. When her mom started getting worse she began shutting me out. I had fallen in love with her by this time, so I didn’t handle it very well and said some pretty hurtful things that effectively ruined our relationship and friendship. Her mom started hospice a week later and died after a month. I regret being so self involved that I wasn’t able to understand what she was going through and be there for her as a friend when she really needed it. I have not felt the same about someone since.