It sucks! If you open your heart and begin to really be fond of people, and then reach out only to hear absolutely nothing back, it hurts. I'm really feeling this lately because I can think of four people in my life who I've reached out to over the past few months who simply haven't responded. It's confusing because they either called me, texted me or expressed interest in hanging out with me when I ran into them, and then when I initiated or returned contact, just...nothing. Crickets.
It has me questioning my own self-worth. Why don't these people I really like care enough to just send me a simple one-sentence text at least? I feel so sad, resentful, and my stomach feels nauseous. Ugh, this is why it's so much easier to just harden your heart against feelings for people.
Sorry for the rant, everyone. I don't want to be bitter or overly-sensitive but I really value these people and their good qualities and it just feels like c*** that they won't put in the effort for me that I would put in for them. Fixating on the bad feelings isn't helping but how does one stay positive in the face of rejection from friends?