Ok I have had this big problem probably since I was in college. Before I get to that, I have been very blessed. I came from an underpriviledged, broken home but I ended up graduating from college, finding the wonderful, handsome husband, getting a great job, having a beautiful baby, then leaving work to be a stay at home mom, and getting a new house and new car. I advanced in my job and I advanced into leadership in my church. I can sing and do this a lot at churches and such.
This is all great, but I have always felt kind of lonely in the area of friendships. I call my husband my best friend because I can never seem to have a lasting friendship with women. My bridal party was sad. It was an older woman from church and some in laws.
I’m pretty sure jealousy is the problem. I am a very caring person, a good listener, and willing to give a helping hand to a friend in need, but whenever I talk about anything positive in my life, my “friends” want to change the subject or they actually tell me they’re jealous or they tell me they hate me (in a “joking” tone), or they half pretend to be interested and then stop contacting me. I really don’t feel like being in relationships where I can never talk about my life, my feelings, current events, etc. To me, that’s not a friendship. Does anyone else have this problem? What can I do? Am I doomed to no genuine friends in my life?