I Tried To Like You

I tried to like you.  Really, I did.межвенцовые утеплители, как сделать оптимальный выбор

Maybe it’s time that we go our separate ways.  I’m ok with that.  Really.

Maybe I should say, “It’s not you, it’s me.” But, sincerely, it’s you.

When we talked it was always about you.  What you wanted. What you liked or didn’t like. What you thought. What you felt. What you suggested.  You, you, you.  It was always about you.

I just grew tired. I tried to like you.

You used “we” statements to complain about others in a veiled way. You’d say, “I think we should quit doing such and such.” In reality you meant, “I think Mary should straighten up.” You kept it vague, but we knew you were complaining.

You’re good at complaining.  No one likes that.

You didn’t follow through.  You volunteered and then disappeared. You accepted a role, but didn’t roll with it. You wanted the limelight, but you didn’t want to do the work. You wanted the position, but didn’t want to give any effort.

Trust eroded.  I tried to like you.

They say people do business with those they know, like, and trust. I can only say that I know you.

It’s not just me, you know. Others feel the same way.

It’s sad because I see such great potential in you.

I tried to like you.

 

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4 Responses to "I Tried To Like You"

  1. Gary Gruber says:

    There are many variations of this kind of story. One is I really did like you and we worked well together for a long time. But when one changes and goes one way and the other changes and goes another way whether because of preferences, values or priorities, it doesn’t matter. The end may not be the end but another beginning and that can be a good thing.

    • Dan Forbes says:

      People come and go from our lives for different reasons, Gary. Priorities change, commitments change. The one constant thing is change. Thanks for your comment.

  2. Interesting and thoughtful post. “You wanted the limelight but didn’t want to do the work” is too often a problem.

    Seems that there is some serious coaching work that needs to be done between both of these people!