It’s been a horrible few days in one respect, and beautiful in another.
On Sunday, I learned that my trust had been thoroughly betrayed by two people. One of them has owned up to the issues and is actively working to resolve them. And one has somehow decided that I and the other party are to blame for all things. It’s amazing what guilt can do, especially with a person who isn’t particularly rational in the first place. When one considers that I’ve done absolutely nothing to even try to harm this person or seek some petty revenge, it’s truly sad to see what she’s doing.
Clue: I do believe that what goes around comes around and that I don’t need to seek revenge. Call it karma, or the rule of three, or whatever you like. She’s bringing horrible things to herself, simply by being who and what she is. It may take time, but it will happen. I can only hope that her partner and child aren’t affected too badly by it.
On the other hand, two people with whom we were building friendships have pulled much closer in support, and are definitely family at this point. I feel very loved.
So—one person who pretended to be a friend has been revealed as a snake. I’m working through issues with another person that are very difficult but seem likely to strengthen that relationship in the long run. I’ve gained two beautiful people in my family. On balance, I have to say that I really am blessed.