How Best Friends Became Strangers

Writer: Mariam Ramzy
Editor: Ahmed Ashry

A toxic friendship or relationship is when a person makes you feel bad about yourself instead of good. That’s when a person drains you emotionally and mentally that it destroys you and turns you into a person you could hardly recognize anymore.

We met on the first day of school as new students. We quickly then became best friends. We spent hours Face-timing and talking on the phone. Helped in organizing each other’s birthdays. Planned movie marathons. We had a piece of paper to keep track of the people who thought we were sisters. Sometimes TWINS. “Whether you like it or not , I adore you so much that I’ve decided that we’re gonna be besties forever” , she wrote down on my birthday card.

We planned crazy school dares-wrote these down on a paper too. We didn’t check them all, because we thought we had time although we didn’t. School ended. No texts. No calls. We didn’t hang out. I didn’t even know if she was in town. I texted her multiple times. She replied after days and sometimes didn’t even bother. What did I do to her ? All I did was blame myself.

Little did I notice that she simply decided to cut me off. I cried for days. I was so mad and angry. I was broken. Then one day, I woke up and I told myself that’s it. I’m not crying anymore. It’s her loss. Deep inside ,I had forgiven her,however ,this didn’t mean anything. Funny how she came back running to me. She even promised she’s going to change. It was too late. I lost all my trust in her.

I told her I’ll always have her back no matter what. Then ,I thought to myself, I don’t even know her to have her back. She felt like a complete stranger to me. This is when I knew bestfriends could really turn into strangers. Faster than you’d ever imagine. She became a stranger holding all my secrets and thoughts, but at least now I know, NEVER TRUST ANYONE.

“Sometimes trusting a friend is the hardest thing to do, even the closest friends can become enemies.” – James Merrow