To be, or not to be, Friends?

I’ve been struggling with keeping strong friendships. I can’t have too many because I literally get stressed out in trying to manage them. I want to be a good friend, but when I feel pulled in many directions, then I just end up letting someone down, and I hate that.

Besides people just coming right out and saying it, how do you know a friendship is worth the investment? I put the effort, I make the time, and then I get nothing… I hate the excuse, “I’m really bad at this”. (referring to keeping in touch) I mean, I don’t expect anything formal or well thought out. Just a “hey” back or simply checking in speaks wonders. I understand busy, I understand the distance, but I don’t understand why it’s so hard.

And I don’t know when it’s time to cut ties…

I know relationships aren’t easy, but is there a point where I might just be wasting my time and need to let go and move on?

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