That seems to be the experience of one MM reader who is seeking some Group Therapy for the following friend/work dilemma.
Then, knowing that Tom was interested in professional photography, I asked whether he would do the photographs for a work event I was organising. He readily agreed and drew up a quote which we both agreed upon. To cut a long story short – the outcome was less than ideal – the photos were not great, he wanted more money and he became rather antagonistic in his emails/phone calls. Yet another example of what can go wrong when you mix business with friendship. Wish that I had listened to my husband…..
In less than a week, we went from close friends to virtual strangers. Tom and Anne gave us a wide berth at soccer matches and didn’t make eye contact even when we were within speaking distance. I felt truly awful as I really like Anne and valued my friendship with her. I thought of calling her on many occasions but always backed down.
It’s now been almost a year since we last spoke – and out of the blue, Anne has joined the gym where I work out and I am now seeing her almost every day. Apart from exchanging hellos, not much else has been said. To be honest, she’s still the best friend I’ve made since moving here.
I would really appreciate some advice and experience from the Mamamia community – should I try and initiate a coffee and chat, or should I leave this well alone? “
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