I have--or had, I guess--a friend for at least 40 years. We worked together closely & became good friends outside work. I've cared about her & her husband & her son. But for some reason, she's dropped me this last year.
So, a few things.
We don't agree on anything politically. She & her husband are lunatic Democrats & I'm more conservative. I'm not a Donald Trump person but Biden, Harris & Pelosi are pimples full of pus as far as I'm concerned. But I have made it a point to NOT discuss politics to either of them. I don't have an explanation but apparently if I don't agree with her political views I'm no longer worth knowing.
And the sad thing is that I don't really care. Our relationship has always been pretty one sided. She doesn't want to hear about my life but has to call to tell me her husband has a health issue or about her grandchildren or (recently) about her old girl scould leader dying. I've been at her house & wanted to go to Fort Worth or anywhere else, it's always no! NO NO NO!! No compromise at all. So I usually go alone & she sure doesn't really like that at all.
Last time I heard from her was in September to share something off Facebook. I haven't had FB in about a year. Part of it was because of this person. She commented on every post & if I posted something she didn't like she'd comment or message me. And I always told her sorry we didn't agree but even an exchange like that has been over a year ago.
She didn't send me a birthday wish. Yesterday was her birthday. I thought about is a couple of days. And last night I sent her a happy birthday message. I told her I hope she had a good birthday. Her husband answered that she had a good day. Nothing from her. (They share a FB account. And car. And cell phone. I think it's all strange but that's just me!).
I'm really sad to say that I'm not as upset about this as I thought I'd be. Friendships change I guess. And if I'm dropped because I don't agree politically (as I suspect) it's not a great loss I guess.