One of my bridesmaid bailed 2 weeks before my wedding through text. She said she had an important work meeting come up (on the weekend) and couldn’t take the day off. She did not apologize or say she wish she could be there. She did not congratulate me on my wedding day.
When I later told her this was hurtful, she was surprised and now is saying we need to talk if I still want to be friends with her. I don’t think there’s much more to say other than that I was hurt and she’s not a good friend. I know if I don’t have the conversation, that she would tell all our mutual friends that I am not trying to reconcile. But if I do have the conversation, I know she will try to spin it to either make me mad or somehow blame her not coming on me.
I realize my former friend is very manipulative and I shouldn’t have been friends with her to begin with, but I really don’t know how to move forwards. Any advice from those who have gone through a similar situation?