About two years ago we met a couple at church let’s call them Ron and Anna. Ron and Anna live two blocks away from us. Initially we liked each other but were not particularly close. We would see each other occasionally, socially outside of church. Then, within the last year and 1/2 we started getting closer, relationally. My wife and I have a four year old girl and Ron and Anna have a five year old boy and seven year old girl. My daughter just adored their daughter and we enjoyed their company on a weekly basis, mostly on weekends. It progressed into spending major holidays together including Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving and even minor holidays like St. Patrick’s day and Super Bowl Sunday. We were even part of their marriage blessing, I was the “kum.” Needless to say we saw a lot of each other facilitated by both church attendance and proximity living two blocks away.
Needless to say, about 3 months ago, it all changed. Anna refuses to be in the same room with my wife. My wife has racked her brain trying to think why this precipitious change in behavior. I have sat with Ron to discuss what could have happened, but got only vague responses, like” . . . everything is fine.” We got no more invites over to their house, our invites were declined x3, a misled invite never reached our mailbox, etc. We always tried to reciprocate. We as Christian brothers and sisters should expect more from our very close friends. But where is the accountability in friendship? You don’t just drop friends like this! We ask our fellow Christians, what is your opinion. We do plan on speaking to our Priest about this situation. But for now we are two very shocked and hurt people. We cannot figure out. We can’t seem to move forward.