i'm glad my ex best friend dropped me. she expected way too much. she expected me to call in sick after being hired at my job i had for only 2 months for her social engagement, for me to pay for everything because she 'didn't have money' (even if every weekend she'd spend hundreds of dollars on clothes, makeup, shoes and purfume), drop everything to cater to her, and listen to her problems (when all she said when i needed her to listen was "well, other people have it worse than you do." the day she dropped me as a friend, a huge weight was off my shoulders, and i had never been so glad. my stress level is down, my wallet is a hell of a lot fuller and i feel no obligations to apologize to her.