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Is History Repeating Itself?
5 months ago · · Stress,
Getting straight into it, my friend broke their promise to me today. While I do admit that I haven't been friends with this person for a long time, I cannot deny that I deeply appreciate them. However, up to this point everything has been a struggle.
Since the start of summer vacation, we had made several attempts to hangout and spend time together. We love having extensive discussions and some chess. However, they had been exceedingly busy for the majority of the summer. As a result, all our plans had to be cancelled. With those earlier instances, I could understand why we had to cancel. They were moving in with their fiancé, working full-time, and taking summer courses. But once they had finished both their courses and their move, I felt that we could finally hangout. So, we made plans for today. Well, more like we promised to meet up at their new place and just do whatever for several hours. I had planned to tell them that I was not mad about all the other times we had a to cancel while also reminding them that I still deeply appreciate them. But it all fell through...
I tried calling ahead to make sure everything was set but got no response. I figured they were still at work. So, when the scheduled meet up time rolled around, I made my way to the address they sent me. But I was having a hard time finding where to park. So, I called again, but still got nothing. I waited an hour before trying again, but got nothing. I left a voicemail saying to contact me when they could. That was six hours ago, and I haven't heard anything.
I am feeling two things right now. The first is frustration. I am upset that despite their promise to finally make time to hangout, they stood me up. After everything that has happened, I am finally starting to lose confidence in them as a friend... and I don't want that to happen.
The second thing I am feeling is Worry. I understand that I am not aware of their present circumstance, so it is possible that something prevented them from keeping their promise. However, every time I contemplate that idea, I immediately fear the worst. The idea that they had been hurt or worse terrifies me.
I do not have any means of contacting them other than their phone number, and we already know how that went. What is the best course of action for me to take?