What is a definition of a true friend? I have a female friend who often goes months without talking for pretty petty reasons

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Have you thought what you think is petty may be hurtful and upsetting to her. Maybe your delivery style or what u have said... at times people don’t like confrontation so they choose to withdraw in shell.
Like when I am hurt by my closed ones, I withdraw in a shell and cry but don’t know how to say anything to them coz of the fear of hurting them makes me more guilty. It’s weird I know and I am unable to properly express that vulnerable side of me here.

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Probably not that

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What are some of these petty reasons and how do they come about?

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For example i had invited her home for dinner and made an elaborate meal but she seemed to have forgotten and i was upset , so we had a few text messages back n forth ( northing rude ) and that was that, havent heard from her in 4 months

But then when we start talking its as if nothing happened, but yet in the past 5 years its almost been 3 years of on and off months of no talking. I have no other friends and have a young child. I am conflicted between just cutting her off or try to patch up again

I cut that shit out of my life and never looked back. Good ridance!

No other friends? I’d focus on that more and building up additional friendships, then maybe this wouldn’t bother you as much

Ive been traveling for work always and live in a suburb and havent been able to meet other women :(

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