Should i reach out
One of my best friends growing up was like a brother to me but stole from me about 11 years ago. And I totally cut him out of my life after that. Since then he and I gone down a different paths. I found out he just got sentenced to 17 years in federal prison after he got shot and his leg amputated from it (he was drug dealing meth and got robbed). Before going to prison he was waiting on indictments for gun charges where policd found 3 guns at his house (he was a felon) police came to save his life after the shooting and found his guns. His girlfriend then gave birth to a black baby who he suspected was his... (hes white) this is just days after losing his leg...really grim shit.
We were like brothers growing up and I'm thinking about reaching out to him but idk if I should even bother. We lived together and did everything together. We are close enough to know eachothers skeletons in eachothers closets that we'd never tell anyone else. Never had a friend like that after I stopped hanging with him probably never will. I think if I hadnt have stopped hanging with him he wouldn't have gotten into dealing meth either.