"Mr. Wickham is blessed with such happy manners as may ensure his making friends— whether he may be equally capable of retaining them, is less certain." Mr Darcy
"My good opinion once lost, is lost forever." Mr Darcy
I have been reflecting on an ended-friendship, as of late. These two quotes came to mind today when I was going over the events that caused said friendship to end and the repercussions of continued shared acquaintances with this person I no longer am involved with. I realize that this used-to-be friend is very much like Darcy's description of Wickham- friendly at first and then their true colors come out.
And while, I would not say that once my good opinion is lost it is lost forever, I can appreciate Mr Darcy's resolve. I wish I could be so sure of myself.
Do you have any experiences with ended friendships?