Money and friendship…does it work? Can they co-exist? Maybe. Depends on the person, I would say. If your friend needs $10 to get their kid some diapers and you have said $10, hey go ahead and help a friend out.
But what about larger amounts? What if a friend promised to pay back what they owed you and you’ve heard nothing back but ensuing silence?
I can relate to the “someone owes me money and hasn’t paid” scenario. We have a friend who still owes us $300 from 3 years ago and still hasn’t paid us back. They kept saying “Oh we’ll pay you back” or “I’m getting paid next week, I’ll get you the money then”. And so on. And so on.
Then the “promise-I’ll-pay-you-back” phone calls just stopped altogether. No communication. No contact. Nada, zip, zilch.
Again, it’s been over 3 years and we never received the money that they owed us. It sucks that the friendship with this person is now non-existent because they didn’t want to deal with the ramifications of this money situation. This person was a good friend of my husband’s for several years and they shared some good memories and some good times together.
A lost friendship over $300. Not worth it.
And for the record, no one was demanding payment or any such nonsense. We let him know that whenever he could get it to us, would be fine. My husband tried to resurrect the friendship, but to no avail. His friend would rather put aside the friendship and years of memories, for…what, exactly?
So, do friendship and money mix? I’m not sure. To each their own, I guess…
What do you guys think? Can friendship and money co-exist?