8 Things to do when Your Friend Dumps You ...

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Losing a friend can be one of the most painful experiences in life;

sometimes it´s even worse than losing a partner.

Friends are supposed to be forever, but many of us have been through the shock of a friend we've known since childhood cutting contact.

Sadly, losing a friend is sometimes permanent;

you can´t always repair the situation.

So here´s what to do if your friend dumps you.

1. Ask Why

You always end up wondering what to do if your friend dumps you.

Start by trying to talk to them.

Have you done anything to offend them?

Sometimes you say something without realizing what you've done.

We all put our foot in our mouths at times!2

If they´re truly your friend, they will be willing to talk about what´s upset them – if they don´t, then sadly there is nothing you can do.

2. Apologize

Apologies don´t come easy, for sure.

But if you've made a mistake and upset your friend enough for them to stop contact, then be a big person and tell them you are sorry.

It might not be easy, but a genuine apology should be accepted – again, if they won´t, well, at least you tried to fix things.

3. Leave Communication Open

Perhaps your friend doesn't want to talk to you right now.2

You may not know the reason why, and in fact it could be nothing to do with you.

So leave them be, don´t pester them to answer your calls, but let them know that you are there if they want to talk.

4. Time Limited

We are brought up with the idea that friendships should last forever.3

Some do endure, but the reality is that there are many stages in life and some friendships belong to a particular stage.

For example, you may be great friends with someone at college, but find that several years later you have nothing in common with them any more.

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