Trust and Gossip

If a friend stops speaking with you because they believed gossip about you without even asking you “your side,” then you didn’t really lose a friend.
You only lost a person who didn’t trust or believe in you...and that’s not really a loss at all.
It hurts because it feels unfair, and you would not have treated them the same way. But if that’s the choice they’ve made, you can really only accept it and let them go.

Even if you convince them this time, the absence of trust will not have changed, and will continue to hurt you in every future circumstance.

  ~Doe Zantamata