How to Deal with a Friend Breakup

It’s a hard truth to hear, but the fact of the matter is not all friendships last forever. Sometimes you bond with people at a job, or in specific circumstances, and once you’ve left that situation, often the friendship deteriorates as well. Or maybe you’re just growing apart from someone that you’ve been friends with for a very long time.

However, it happens, deciding to break up with a friend can be an intensely tough decision. Here are some tips for dealing with a friend break up and its aftermath.

Identify a toxic friendship

If you find yourself fighting with the same friend over and over again, or feel exhausted whenever you hang out with them, chances are their friendship has become toxic. Sometimes, the cause is the person. Maybe they’re in a really terrible time of their life and are taking from you much more than they’re giving back, or sometimes the combination of the two of you just makes for a bad mix.

Whatever the cause, if you determine that their friendship is toxic, be the bigger person and take steps to remove them from your life.

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