I’ve had a couple friends who left even without meeting my parents (one of which I met on 4chan and the other at college) and a bunch who stuck around for a long time after meeting them, but yeah they did an amazing job of scaring off all my siblings’ and my childhood friends. Mom would find petty reasons to hate all our friends, be extremely rude to them if we invited them over, fight with their parents and cause tension between our families, etc. Dad used to grab me and hit me or shove me around, leaving me sobbing loudly on the floor while my young playdates stood there in horror without saying anything. I did have a few people in high school who insisted I was their friend, but no one offered to hang out with me after school like they did with each other, presumably because word got out about the horror show that was being invited to my house.
I’ve contacted several people on Messenger, so far only got two answers that were basically vague “it’s not you, it’s me,” type of responses, along with immediate excuses to not hang out even though I didn’t ask them if we could. I could feel a great deal of tension during the conversation so I cut them short.>>20478
I never ghosted anyone? My best friend was the one who ghosted me.