I have what I would consider a close friend who seems to just be a taker in our friendship!
We invited them to our wedding which was a 4 course meal and open bar. My friend asked what people were doing for gifts and knowing that money could be tight for them at times I said there's no need to get anything. So that is what she did, but did not even bother with a card either!
We moved interstate and before we left I asked her if she would like my daughter's uniforms for her DD who was starting kindergarten the following year. there would have been at least $500-600 worth of clothes in the bag I gave her. And they were in awesome condition as we had only used them for a year and some items were bought before we knew we were moving so were only 1-2 months old. She barely showed any gratefulness.
Before meeting at the park I would go to woolies to buy some picnic snacks and always buy a set for her DD's as well. Again, barely a thank you.
This one hurt the most. We were having a dinner farewell with family and friends. I invited her, her husband and their 3 children. She said she couldn't afford it so I said I would pay for her. I also invited another friend of ours. So that night I ended up paying for 3 extra adults and 6 kids, our other friend assumed I was paying for her too. They went to buy drinks for their kids and came back with 2 jugs and enough glasses for their 6 kids, and none for mine! Dinner cost a fortune and they couldn't even get my kids a drink??
We live interstate now but still talk regularly and will be spending quite a bit of time with them when we visit family in a few months time. Our children are all the same age and get along so well. Which is perhaps a reason why I continue to pursue the friendship, i don't know.
Am I in the minority here or do you know someone else like this?