You spend copious time and effort on a relationship and somehow it changes. Sometimes for better sometimes for worse. The for better side is easy to handle but the for worse can be painful.
The worst of these is the change in your partner, close friend, or family member. It will happen. Our only true constant is change. Death is a form of change.
How do you handle these changes? Stay who you are at your core. Feed the positive relationships. Starve the negative. Hold the tiller to your course. You will get there but only through work, perseverence, and faith.
Be well. Live, laugh, and love