The Mediocre Mama: We got married the same year, had our babies within weeks of each other and raised our kids like they were related. So when she sprung it on me that she and Sam were getting a divorce, I thought, "How could you do this to me?"
I know, I know... their divorce isn't about me. But the change in my friend totally affects my life. It seems like just minutes after the split, she became a "single mom" who came with a whole new set of rules, interests and problems.
When we recently had plans for a very much needed night out, I got a call a couple of days before informing me that she had just been invited to an exclusive party up with that guy she's been hoping would call. Would I mind if she skipped out on our plans? (Uh, the answer is yes -- I would mind). Before I could even answer, she said "I knew you'd understand" and had to run and stop her little pumpkin from tackling his baby sister.
I don't mean to be insensitive but this. just. sucks. Am I wrong to want our friendship to stay the way it was? Is it my job to just deal with the new change in her or does she have some responsibility here? Because I feel like just throwing in the friendship towel.