There have been some jagged edges involving romantic relationships among my circle of friends this semester. I don't want to overdramatize things. But sometimes, relationships suck.
And when they end, or seem to come to a jagged end, they suck really bad.
But then friends are there. To sit next to you. To shake their heads at what's going on. To get angry or to get sad or to laugh. To hug and to hold hands and to tell you that you are a wonderful person. To stammer and stumble along with you on the healing path.
I am not ready to say that I won't give up on romantic relationships, really.
But this Lent, I'm not giving up on friendship.