So I met this guy in 6th grade. He picked on me and I had a crush on him. He moved in 7th grade. We kept in touch though.
Met up again in high school when he had surgery and I was invited to come visit and I was driving by then so I went. We became best friends. He always picked on me but I was overweight and felt the need for a friend so I just laughed it off.
Over the years, we stayed friends. We worked together in 2003, I got him in trouble (I do not remember how), and he didn’t speak to me for almost 3 years.
After my son was born and I was dealing with my ex, I reached out to him again because I was going through my divorce and really needed a friend and we got close again.
We would fight and not talk for a while but always became friends again.
Cut to my birthday 2 years ago in 2018. I was into a size large for the first time since junior high and invited him to join my son and his friend for a weekend at the beach.
Over that weekend, he made fun of my son and was angry and rude towards me when I fought for my child. After that, I did not speak to him again.
Today, he reached out to me. His original text:
I always have you on my mind and always wonder how you are doing. I miss you so much Julie. I do wish the very best for you.
Seems very nice, right? After dealing with years of him making fun of me and then turning his bullying towards my child, I am not interested in becoming friends again.
Don’t get me wrong, I was polite in my reply. I told him how we are and didn’t expect a reply as I was polite but not overly friendly. He replied with this LONG reply of his medical issues and his vehicle was totaled, etc etc.
So my reply to all that, I replied I’m sorry to hear all that and I hope things get better for you.
Okay! I do not want to talk to him. I have no love in my heart for someone who bullies a child. I hope he just leaves me alone.
That’s all. Just how I’m feeling right now. I am talking to BFF and even she agrees with me.
In happier times: