Watching someone go from someone you knew and loved to a stranger is difficult. Wether that person changes due to an addiction or simply because of a breakup. It’s hard to look at someone you had so many memories with and not know who they are anymore.
Whenever you think of changing you always think of changing for the better. You’re childish and naive? You change for the better. You’re a jealous person? You change for the better. But you never think of the times where someone wakes up one day as a different version of themselves. Was it the company? Was it a decision? Did the alcohol and drugs change them?
What is terrifying is waking up one day lying next to someone who has changed their whole perspective of you, someone who once loved you now doesn’t even want to see you. Walking past them in the street like they’re strangers and even if you decide to talk to them they don’t talk the same as they used to- they’re not the same person you knew and loved either as a friend, a partner or a family member watching them distance there self further and further away and it kills you.
Each day you wish that the old them would come back and things could go back to the way they were but in reality they’re no longer called their name they’re called a stranger. You look at them like you look at someone who is passing by- blank expressions on both faces and a shattered heart in your throat.
Why did you change? You ask. They don’t reply because they don’t know you anymore, they wish they never did.
#change #Stranger #sad