How to Lose a Friend in 10 Days . . .
Not really, but having recently lost a long-standing friend, I have been doing some thinking about how to end a friendship “properly.” First of all, I think you need to let the person know the real reason the friendship has become “toxic” in your opinion. Do not hide behind false excuses. Sometimes the other person doesn’t really know they have been a problem for you. Second, don’t try the fade-out method, it is awful when men pull that when they no longer want to date a women, same goes for friends. Third, listen to the other person. See if they have been going through something, maybe there is something salvageable if you just listen to them and don’t go off in a huff and righteous indignation. Finally, try to see their emotions in this. It isn’t easy losing a friend, so try to be kind and be honest if you do really need to let someone go. Remember, any relationship typically involves two people, so think about the other person a little, and they might just think about you . . .
Posted on 04/30/2014, in Deep Thoughts, Friends, Life Bits, Relationships and tagged Deep Thoughts, Friends, Life Bits, Rant, Relationships. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
You make some great points. I especially agree with the no fade-out guideline. It leaves too many possibilities of driving yourself crazy with “what did I do?” Great thoughts!
Thank you so much! I know, isn’t that the truth; not knowing is sometimes worse than knowing something bad, because like you said, you can drive yourself mad with all the various scenarios