When making new ones, one has to keep in mind the old.
Building on a new relationship requires a lot of hard work. Right from being pretty to well-behaved to being yourself and not so pretty there comes in a lot of in-betweens. Time is consumed, emotions are exhausted, and effort continues to be endless. In the interim what happens to the old relationships? No matter how hard you try, equations change. It is natural, I believe.
How does one handle that change?
Do you force on other people’s sensibilities? Are you considerate that the old in your life also needs to come to terms with the new in your life? Should you care? Are you required to care? Is it okay to hope that the old will understand? How much do they understand? Can they, if you don’t communicate with them?
Do we owe it to people who have been our friends, backbones, and just been around because they chose to? Or can we leave behind the old to make the new work?
My question is, will the new work if we forgot about the old?