Have you ever had to "break up" with your best friend?

@SAHM02 (36)
United States
October 28, 2006 5:27pm CST
How do you do it without hurting their feelings? And what did they do to make you stop wanting to be friends?
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@deeds14 (815)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Yes, I've had to do this once. My friend stole from me, so I couldn't have the same relationship with her anymore. We kind of just stopped talking. It was a few years ago and it's still painful, because she was my best friend, or at least I thought she was! What happened with you?
@SAHM02 (36)
• United States
30 Oct 06
Nothing as horrible as that, sorry that happened to you. My best friend and I have just grown in different directions. I am still down to earth, while she has married into money and now cares most about her image. She has just gotten so fake. It's like she tries to hard to be the people that everyone always pictures when they think of the rich and famous. She's just become annoying and unbearable to me. Very uncomfortable. I just don't want to be around someone like that...
• Australia
1 Nov 06
no
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
1 Nov 06
yes, i did, and it's a decision, not something that just happened, i have to break it up. envy is the culprit, sigh. competition is good but friends should be happy for each other's success and not otherwise.
@ramalot (295)
• India
30 Oct 06
No, I never faced such a situation.
@MrsFrizzle (1964)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Unfortanly yes and the reason really does not matter anyone. Some people are just not good together. They may be at first but sometimes as people grow and change they have less in common. I would just stop hanging out as much and eventualy stop the contact. However if something bad has happened I would be honest and upfrount that I was unhappy for whatever reason and wish not to be freinds anymore.
• United States
29 Oct 06
Yup I broke up with my best friend. She was a very bad influence. Every guy that she dated hated me because she would tell them lies about me to make herself look better. One day I just stopped talking to her she still texts my phone but if she really wanted to talk to me then she would actually call me. She also knows where I live so she could stop by anytime. I also found out she was talking to one of my ex's. I don't care at the fact that she talks to him but it did bother me that she didn't tell me. Oh well I didn't need her as a friend anyway!
• United States
29 Oct 06
Unfortunately yes. I had a friend that I had to tell good-bye to, as she just couldn't get it that I was married and couldn't do all the dumb things we'd done in high school. She was pretty upset and said that I was a rotten friend, but I knew that I had done the right thing. To this day, she rarely talks to me, unless it's at some type of social function.