I recently read a blog post that has really been weighing heavily on my mind.
It was about 'not having time' for the people in your life.
And 'being too busy' for your friends and loved ones.
And what that boils down to is really a matter of priorities.
We make time for the things that we consider to be important.
I don't mean every day. But if someone is important enough for you - you WILL find time in your life for that person.
And when you keep reaching out to someone who continually shuts you out - because they are too busy or don't have time - you have to finally accept the fact that you are simply NOT a priority to that person. No matter how much you love them. No matter that you would drop anything to be there if they needed you.
And it hurts.
But there comes a time when you just stop. You stop making offers because you know they will be rejected. You stop making plans because you know they will be cancelled. You accept that you will just be a bystander, standing at the outskirts of their lives. Watching and occasionally allowed in but not truly a part of it. Because you are NOT a priority.
You don't have to like it, but you do have to accept it.
It is what it is. Concentrate on YOUR priorities. And move on........