I was primed to rationalize the nonsensical, defend the indefensible, and excuse the inexcusable. I kept looking for emotional freedom but realised I was put on the leashes. It can be hard to see what’s best for you when you’re invested in a friendship, even just a platonic friendship. Toxic friends are prisoners to shortcomings that they have no problem being in denial of.
Forever is a lie.
So when I say I will be with you forever.
Am I lying?