*** Published 27 Oct 2010 ***
It's hard when you realize you don't bring out the best in someone in whom you used to think you saw the best. You interact with them, and the interaction is always stifled by something. They don't smile like they used to. They don't feel like they can just be themselves. And neither do you. Then you see them with other friends, and they look so at ease, and for a moment, you see the person for whom you feel so much affection, but you realize that person is only there when you are not, and it's a little like mourning the loss of someone you no longer know.