The simple fact is that not all friendships are meant to last forever, and that’s perfectly fine.
Friendships should be treasured, but it is important that they have a positive impact on your life, not a negative. When the latter is the case, it is important that you give yourself permission to take charge and move on.
Going into this sensitive conversation without some forward planning is not a good idea.
- Take some time to get clear in your head the reasons why the relationship is not giving you what you want.
- If it helps with clarity write the reasons down. This can also help to keep you on track should the other person become emotional and you start to waiver.
Further reading on this subject, including the signs to look out for that could indicate that it’s time to break up with a friend, the best way to go about it and how to actually start the conversation can be found by clicking on the link where you will find my latest article on the Her Campus website.
The most important thing to remember when making this decision is that you are allowed to choose your own friends, have your needs met and be happy. Taking ownership and charge of your relationships whether romantic or friendships is a skill that will benefit you in all areas of your life.
Best wishes and seasons greetings,