Friendship Breakup — Why It Happens, How To Do It, How To Cope

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As the depressing cliché goes: Nothing things last forever — which is why friendship breakups sometimes happen.

Try as you might to fight for it, mend it, and preserve it, even those we’re-practically-family friendships can run their course. This doesn’t mean they were any less meaningful in their prime, just that it’s time for everyone involved to move on.

Because friendship breakups are — more often than not — painful, even after you’ve realized it’s time to cut ties, you might stick around and avoid pulling the trigger. Trust, you wouldn’t be the first person to do so. “But, you owe it to your relationship [to break it off] even if you’re not in a good place with the person,” says Dr Andrea Bonior, clinical psychologist and author of The Friendship Fix: The Complete Guide to…

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