i have a small group of friends. there’s only 4 of us. one of them i considered my best friend, and they said the same about me. but last winter, things got really shitty. my best friend got close w someone else in the group, and i was really happy for them bc they had a rlly good friendship, but then they started to avoid me and our other friend in the group. they would lie to us, plan things “secretly” while we were there and could tell what they were doing. one of them (not my best friend) would always try to make us “jealous” by alluding to the fact they were hanging out w/out us instead of being straight up about it. obviously this kinda gave me trust issues, especially bc i went from being so close to this person to them avoiding me and kinda shutting me out. then it stopped for a bit, and my best friend and i got rlly close again and everyone had an equal relationship and things were fixed. we even talked about how they were treating us. but i still have trust issues from it and they don’t seem to understand that. i’m so scared they hate me when they hang out just them 2, like they realize they don’t need me and only each other. i’m so scared to talk about it w my best friend too, bc this is kinda a sensitive topic in the group bc it caused so much tension.