Monday, August 07, 2006
Dismantling the defense mechanism
My best friend, Rachel, has been having a very hard time with me moving away. Her home life isn't the greatest and whenever she needs to get away she calls me. The great thing has been that she's lived up the hill from me, about 10-15 minutes walk, so we could hang out all the time if we wanted to. And we pretty much have. Well, this summer, I have been gone a ton, so we haven't got to hang out a whole lot. Which triggered what my parents call a "defense mechanism". Apparently, this special adaptation causes a person's best friend to act like they hate them when they are dealing with a difficult transition, such as a move. For about a month, the few times I actually got to talk to Rachel, she was really stand-offish and I thought she hated me. She just called me. Apparently she doesn't hate me, which means as much as it pains me to say it my parents were right. So, in a few minutes I'm gonna go hang out with Rachel. Maybe go to the coffee shop or something like that. Hopefully the defense mechanism is dismantled for good.