Signs You Need To Break Up With Your Friend

We brought a cookout from Meijer to a listener’s house near Geist this past weekend.  It was such a great time hanging out with this wonderful family and their friends… and while there I overheard a few ladies talking about getting “dumped” by a friend.  They got the “it’s not you, it’s me” conversation.

Breaking up with a friend can be more difficult than breaking up with a romantic partner, don’t ya think?  With a romantic person you gotta have a conversation to end things, but with a friend I prefer to just let the friendship fade to black.  That may not be right, but I just don’t wanna have that conversation.

If you’re the one getting dumped, I’m sorry.  If you’re the one who may need to do some dumping, this might be helpful.. it’s a way to sort of evaluate your friendships.  I found this article about questions you need to ask before dumping a friend…

Is the friendship energizing or draining?

Does the good he/she brings to your life outweigh the bad?

Have you outgrown each other?

Is the balance off?

Get all 10 Questions to ask yourself before dumping a friend here.

One Response to Signs You Need To Break Up With Your Friend

  • Theresa Weaver says:

    It sounds like you and I have something in common with ending friendships (letting them fade to black). honestly don’t think I’ve ended a friendship since my 20′s. That was when I let somebody become close to me and found out she was raiding my wallet when I wasn’t looking (couldn’t see her). That one sucked! Granted, I don’t have a lot of very close friends since I went many years not putting myself out there that much, and this has been my year of emerging. Struggling with self-confidence and depression over the years hasn’t been easy, and it was actually hard to maintain longtime friendships. I believe that’s balancing out in my spiritual journey as well as taking better care of myself. Mostly, I don’t say or do anything and friendships just fade. I really don’t like that sort of drama of confronting people unless I feel I have to, and things tend to just run their course. I’ve had experiences where I hung out with somebody all the time. Then they got married or had a major life change, and then we drifted apart. Granted, I was very stuck for a very long time, so it’s understandable that friendships would grow apart.

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