How to cope when a friend breaks up with you

Why a platonic break up can be worse

‘Friends 'till the end, true blue friends, through thick and thin... we grow up with the idea that if a friend is a good friend, they will unconditionally accept us and be there,' says Josephson.
Not only could this be why it hits harder, but it also leaves us mentally unprepared to handle the situation. Which is why, when it happens, it can feel all sorts of uncomfortable.

How to heal if you’ve been dumped by a friend


Box up the old memories


Stay busy


Conduct a friendship inventory


Don't take it personally

What's the best way to break up with a friend?

It’s important to end relationships that have become unhealthy to avoid fostering bitterness or resentment. The first step in doing that, is with the truth.
Sometimes true friends are the only people who are qualified to point out our blind spots, shortcomings and hurtful behaviour. Be honest with your friend about your reasons for wanting to break up versus walking away without having the hard conversation.

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