I have always been too trusting with everyone I come into contact with. I think it was because I always had a hope that they would be different than the last. That they would take the time to get to know me and understand me.
Over the past couple of years I have come to learn that many of my friends are only my friends because they are trying to get to get to my dad. I know that I shouldn't care a lick about these people as they aren't true friends and blah, blah, blah. But it still hurts. It's not like they're just acquaintances that I see out and about and maybe hang out a few times. They're friends that I thought were genuine that were almost like family. But the minute something went south with them and my dad regardless of whether it was a friendship, relationship or business venture...they would throw me to the side like I never existed.
Now the question is do I stop making friends for fear of them taking me for granted, or become friends and always be leery of what they might do?