I have grown tired of watching friends implode and the fallout that seems to coat everyone in the area. I just wish some of these folks could be like my parents and most of my aunts and uncles. Many of them had been together for over fifty years and from my vantage point they seemed and I say seemed to get along without much problem. My guess is that entire struggle they had to endure together-the depression and world war two made for more stamina in the relationship department.
Currently, a friend and his soon to be ex are trying their best to make the Israel Palestine mess look like a school yard spat. I suspect when it's all said and done they will never see each other again and this is after spending almost every day of the last nine years together. Already, the name calling and the self recriminations are under way. Fallout for the rest of us is the picking sides because you can never be friends with both you have to pick one or the other. Consequently, that means that we as the friends may never see one or the other depending on which one we pick.
What's the significance of having friends if there's a good chance you will lose them? Nice while It lasted