HOW TO BREAKUP WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND/PARTNER MADE EASY?
Friendships breakups are never easy, but they can be drama-free.
Let’s face it: friendships are a lot like romantic relationships. They can be fun, exciting and sometimes they can be hurtful or even annoying. And just like our love relationships, they don’t always work out. We know we should end romantic partnerships when they’ve run their course, but it can be harder when it comes to a dead-end friendship. When it becomes increasingly obvious that a friendship is no longer working for you, how do you break up with your best friend?
The Awkward Pain Of A Breakup
We never enter into friendships with the idea that they come with a shelf life. The very meaning of “BFF” is “best friends forever.” You share things with your BFF that you don’t typically share with others; that’s just the nature of friendships. Best friends are kindred souls.
Breaking up with someone is awkward and painful — and even if you’re angry with the other person, it doesn’t make the process any easier.
I once made the fateful decision to end a long-time friendship. It was something I considered over a long period of time because ending the friendship would involve more than just the two of us. We shared a group of friends; a sisterhood of sorts, and I knew that my decision would affect everyone in the group. Eventually self-preservation won out. I was no longer willing to continue the friendship or compromise my sensibilities, and I was ready to take the next step regardless of the consequences.
It took me over a year to come to that decision and the tipping point was one small, but familiar event to once and for all flip the friend switch to “off.” One day I went home, turned on my laptop and de-friended her on Facebook: the social media equivalent of a slap on the face. SEE MORE ON PAGE 2