10 Heartwrenching Steps To Breaking Up With A Friend

You might have a bad case of #FOBU right now, but it still needs to be done.

The awful and sad truth is: there comes a time when you have to break up with a close friend.

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Whether it be over a petty fight, or something more serious… There’s no way around it, and it fucking SUCKS.

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But sometimes you simply realize that you’re on different paths, and being friends with one another no longer feels right or organic.

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Here are some tips on how to go about it. Spoiler alert: it won’t be easy.

1. Give them a slight indication of how you feel.

2. Make yourself subtly unavailable.

3. And if you do end up hanging out, maybe bring a few friends along with you, unannounced.

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4. Be careful not to get overly excited when responding to their text messages.

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5. Try to position yourself as the bad guy, this might make it easier for them to leave you.

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6. Discreetly ignore them via social media platforms.

7. Maybe all of a sudden be extremely busy when they call.

8. Now comes the absolute worst part, and no you can’t avoid it. At some point, you’re going to have to walk away.

9. And when they question your absence, you’ll have to come straight out and hit them with your true feelings.

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10. I know, that was ROUGH… But time to turn a new leaf and start making some more friends. You wanted this remember?

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