Podcast #40: Friendship Breakups
After graduating from college, it’s normal for your friendships to change, grow apart, and maybe even end completely. In this episode of the podcast, Jess and Laura talk all about much-dreaded friend breakups.
Friend breakups suck and they can hurt a lot more than romantic breakups. Unlike with romantic partners (which most of us only have one of at a time), friendships are unlimited. Since it’s not necessary for a friendship to ever end, it’s all the more devastating when one does.
After college and through your adult life, people grow and change. Sometimes, friends are only meant to be in your life for a season. You might even realize a friend you’ve had for years is actually toxic, and that might lead to a breakup.
Regardless of how painful friend breakups are, it’s important to regularly evaluate the friends you have in your life and determine whether they are adding to or detracting from your quality of life.
If you’re going through a friend breakup, this episode is for you. Jess and Laura talk about the stigmas associated with friend breakups (like that you must love drama), and why it’s so normal to go through several of these throughout your lifetime. Recovering from a friend breakup is hard, but not impossible.
Listen to this episode for tips on how to initiate a break off a friendship you realize is one-sided or toxic; advice on whether you should go for the slow fade or if the situation with your (former) friend warrants a conversation; and how you can evaluate if you played a part in the relationship deterioration so you can be a better friend in the future.