I've posted here before about my friend of thirty years and the change in relationship and some real far out oddities!!!! I'm finding it painful. She is under profound financial stress. This is largely because her husband lost his job perhaps eight years ago and hasn't truly found another one. Hasn't truly looked. Simply working a very small business that brings in at best a PT income. They still have a big house that they very likely can no longer afford...just crazy, difficult problems. In recent times, I've caught her in a few crazy little lies to me. So far, I haven't called her on them. Maybe I should? Sadly, she seems proud of herself when she thinks she has successfully pulled one over on me. I feel sorry for her because she is in such a bind. And of course at this point I'm beginning to wonder if her husband is an adult Difficult Child?????? HOw did I miss this? Have you ever thought you've known someone and THIRTY years later realized maybe you did NOT? Have you ever lost a close friendship over almost nothing? Surely long term adversity is likely to change a person. (don't I know it having a Difficult Child) Is this drifting apart? No doubt I'lll recuperate, but I'm a bit forlorn. Previous to this mess, she has been nothing but kind, HONEST, fun and like a sister to me. Things couldn't be weirder these days. Sigh. PS....Always a chance I'll ask to delete this if I feel too much personal info. has been revealed.