Sometimes, her drinking would begin as soon as she woke up, sipping a mix of orange juice and wine as she did her makeup and prepared for the day. It was something we joked about, something I thought was a quirky aspect of a friend I loved.

“She spent the entire time gossiping and bashing other people. It was clearly coming from a place of deep insecurity and unhappiness. But when I brought it up (as kindly as possible) she flipped a shit and hasn’t spoken to me since. So I guess she broke up with me. I think I’ll be fine.”