breaking up with friends
Something about the way Dave had said she was doing well let me know that all my unreturned phone calls, the quick greetings and the explanations that she had to run but would call me right back had nothing to do with her increased hours at work, her dad or anything else. It was me.
There are myriad resources available to couples who are looking for help to save a broken relationship, but there seems to be a distinct lack of support for women (or men) who want to fix a troubled friendship.
Our friendship has always meant a lot to me. We've shared so much and for this, I am grateful. But what is the depth of our current relationship? Can I call it a friendship? Maybe our definition of friendship is different.
Not every friendship or relationship makes it to forever. So how do you break up with a toxic friend? And how do you find the people that will add greater value and well-being to your life?
The endless scrolling, the incessant search for something new, the countless clicks and tangents that filled my spare and not-so-spare minutes -- like a forbidden fruit, its sweetness masked its poison as it pulled me farther away from living with intention.
The following are five scenarios for which one can nonchalantly end a friendship and unfortunately begin another's Via Dolorosa.
But hey, what happens when that best friend and you are suddenly... over? In my case, our "breakup" happened in less than 24 hours; seven years of friendship gone just like that.
How do you know when a friendship ends? Especially with the eternally open window that is Facebook? Seeing those images made me realize that those women, once my nearest and dearest, are no longer part of my life.
Possibly more awkward than defriending your crazy uncle on Facebook, and definitely more awkward than not calling the waiter
I've always wondered how you could be a good friend, set boundaries, and still be connected meaningfully to the people you care for -- even if they have a tough time caring for themselves.
Although the three of you did things together in the past, the threesome arrangement no longer exists. By virtue of the breakup
A big part of growing up is figuring out what's important to us in a friend. But equally, it's about realizing when it's time to move on.
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"Our friends are often like a second family, so it's inevitable that drama can arise."
Never take your friendship for granted. Think of your friendship not as right, but as a privilege.