We may even consider some friends family because we’ve shared so much with them—heartsick moments, secrets that no one else knows, the depths of our insecurities. It’s always hard to imagine something coming between a friendship but even strong relationships crack sometimes—and it’s devastating.Why does it hurt so acutely when we split with a close friend? Sadness and anger are likely two of the emotions brewing; there is also fear, guilt, confusion.Immediately upon learning this information, we took several steps to review the situation and bring in the right external partners to support our investigation," said Diana Ballou, vice president and senior counsel, in an email on Friday."While a number of these claims proved to be false extortion attempts, we did identify and fix a vulnerability that was related to the ability to access source code through an injection vulnerability," she said."Friend Finder takes the security of its customer information seriously and will provide further updates as our investigation continues," she added.When pressed on details, Ballou declined to comment further.Additionally, Adult Friend Finder ranked second in terms of adult dating site or app awareness in the United Kingdom, with 17 percent of surveyed individuals who reported that they knew it at least by name.When reached, Friend Finder Networks confirmed the site vulnerability, but would not outright confirm the breach."Over the past several weeks, Friend Finder has received a number of reports regarding potential security vulnerabilities from a variety of sources.
But most of us do not take the time to fortify it, and so we become easily disturbed, exhaustingly sensitive, and more susceptible to fear and doubt. Our ego, or sense of self, may vacillate over a lifetime, but learning to love ourselves (warts and all) and staying true to our guiding belief system is imperative if we want to thrive emotionally—no matter what the situation.
Either way, we’re grieving a part of us we think we can’t be without.
But truthfully, this is not the case: We will continue to love and thrive even in the absence of this person who may well have left an indelible mark.
A Regardless of how long it’s been, when we talk to certain friends, it’s as if no time had passed at all.
We drop into the same rhythm, finish each other’s sentences, and feel completely understood.