7 Ways to Handle a Friendship That's Falling Apart ...

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7 Ways to Handle a Friendship That's Falling Apart ...
7 Ways to Handle a Friendship That's Falling Apart ...

When a friendship is falling apart you usually feel it intuitively. It may feel like you can’t put your finger on it but you know it’s happening. Friendships can endure for many years but many of them do end and that’s just part of life. It can be very painful to go through, though. Here’re some ways you can handle a friendship that’s falling apart.

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1

Tell Your Friend You Miss Them

Sometimes you can stop a friendship from falling apart. Other times it’s destined to happen. One thing you can do to try to halt a failing friendship is tell your friend you miss them. Let them know you love the times you spend together. You also want to allow for the fact that it’s possible your friend is super busy right now and when things slow down, your friendship will get back to normal.

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Ask Them What’s up between the Two of You

It can be a good idea to ask your friend what’s going on between the two of you. Maybe there’s something bothering them about your friendship. Maybe they have hurt feelings over something. If they’re reluctant to talk about it then asking can encourage them to share what’s upsetting them. Sometimes there’s nothing wrong though; you’re simply drifting apart.

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In the article "7 Ways to Handle a Friendship That's Falling Apart," published on a women-focused blog in the "inspiration" category, the author suggests asking your friend what's going on between the two of you if you feel like your friendship is falling apart. This can help identify any underlying issues or hurt feelings that may be causing the distance between you. Additionally, the author mentions that sometimes friendships simply drift apart without any specific reason. It is important to communicate openly and honestly with your friend in order to address any issues and work towards repairing the friendship.

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Give Them Some Space

A friend can have things going on in their life you don’t know about. If they don’t want to share then it can be helpful to give them some space to deal with things. This’s also sort of a test. You’re giving them room to deal with things in their life and allowing them to choose to continue your friendship or continue to put distance between you. It’s hard to accept when that happens but remind yourself that you’re strong and you’ll be fine.

4

Observe Them

Occasionally, it can be helpful to mentally step back from the friendship and observe what’s going on. When you do this, you may see your friend in a different light. You may see that you have less in common than you used to. You could see that your values are not as similar as you once thought or that you’re traveling in different circles now. It’s good to be observant; it can help you understand what’s happening better.

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Think Things through

Sometimes you have to weigh a friendship out in your mind. After you think it over you may realize that the friendship wasn’t as good as you thought. You may begin to see your friend in a different light. You could even realize that you weren’t as good of a friend as you intended to be. Thinking things through may not change the fate of the friendship but it can help you feel more peaceful about it.

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Let Go

This’s the hard part. Sometimes you don’t want a friendship to end. However, you can’t control a friend’s decision to distance themselves. Let them go with an open heart and focus on being thankful for their part in your life story. Be grateful for the time of friendship you shared.

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Leave the Door Open to the Friendship

Unless your friend did something wrong that caused you to end your friendship, leave the door open to being friends in the future. It’s not unheard of for friends to drift apart for a period of time then rekindle their friendship. You’ll always have the connection of a past friendship. You’ll always have memories of times you shared. That can make it easier to be friends in the future.

These’re some ways to handle a friendship that’s falling apart. Have you been in this position? What helped you deal?

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my friend group is falling apart. I originally had a group of 4 but then we added a 5th member. For a while we were happy and super close. Then all of a sudden more people started coming between us and separating us. One person left and is definitely not coming back. Now everything is getting worse and me and my friend want to leave the group but don't at the same time. Today I found out that if I leave, then the group is over. I have no idea what to do. I don't want to loose anyone but at the same time I'm tired of the drama.

This article came out at the right time. Thanks

#5 i do but it is hard];

so, my friends are falling apart, and I am falling apart to because I had 8 friends but some of my friends left us because they have new friends and I had 7 friends left and my friends names that are left is jakie,kenny,flor,me,luz Evelyn Emilly and one day we went to school and in the morning it was all normal and my teacher is like were going sledding and we had to take a bus and my friend Kenny and Evelyn said let's sit together and Kenny my friend said to me who are you going to sit with and i got mad because they always hang out with each other and I had to sit in the bus alone and all my friends had partners to sit with and not me so we Arvid to sledding aera and I went to go sled down and all my friends went down and they had a partner and I had no won to go with and I was sad because my friends forgot about me and I Wana give up on my friend ship but i can't give up and when I was thirty my friend Evelyn dad came and I told her if you have water and she said yea and also she said why I said that I am thirsty and she said sorry but its only for me and I said okay so I went down with the sled and when in was done I saw my friends with Eveyln and i herd them say the same thing if Evelyn had water and Evelyn said yes and Evelyn said do you want some Kenny and Jakie and they get to drink water and not me and all my friends hang out with eatchother and I got sad so I went home and the next day I stay at home because I did not feel like going to school so yea.......... and I was tired of all the drama.

I feel like my friend, Sage, is drifting apart from me, she's always ending our conversations as soon as they start and never really talks when we hang out. She says she's busy but it doesn't seem so. I really enjoyed being her friend and we had many good times. But she doesn't really like hanging out with people our age and likes to hang out with older kids. Maybe I was offended by something she said. I'm losing a lot of friends help.

Thinking about both my mistakes and my friends' mistakes has really helped.

i am heart broken.

I currently in this situation. But I don't think she wants to be friend with me anymore. She blocked all of my social media tho and when I tried to contact her after a week, she reply it rudely the same way like when we're fighting. After a months of not talking, I tried to sent her email but idk whether she has read it or not. It's just really complicated. Idk whether it's already over or not

It is all down to the circumstances but pride shouldn't stop you from making amends and if all else fails then one has to go their own way...such is life!

I don't want to because i am to nerves to ask her

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