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What to do when You Break up with Your Best Friend ...

By Alexandra

Need to know what to do when you break up with your best friend? Best friend is a term that was coined to mean the person you love the most, but who you’re not dating and who’s not related to you. It’s a term that shouldn’t be given at whim or taken lightly when it is given.

And when the term best friend really means something to you and that person ends up out of your life, it can be a really tough situation to handle. It could be because they move or because for some reason you’re just not as close.

Here's what to do when you break up with your best friend.

1 Analyze the Reasons for the Split

Chances are, you are both to blame (at least partially) for becoming distant. It’s almost never one-sided. The first step you should take is analyzing the reasons behind this split, but keep reading for more about what to do when you break up with your best friend.

2 Apologize

Depending on whether or not you’re still on speaking terms, you can try reaching out and apologizing. An “I’m sorry,” can make a world of a difference.


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3 Make a Decision about the Friendship

You have to realize human beings are not capable of having their feelings toyed around with. Nor can they feel stuck in between, not knowing if you want to continue being their friend or not.

4 Get the Opinions of Mutual Friends

Chances are, your mutual friends want to see you two back to best friend status. They might have some helpful insight as to what split you two apart and maybe even how to get you back together.

5 Accept when It’s over

There are some people that no matter how much you love them, they’ll never be a part of your life again. And for those, you have to realize they were put in your life to teach you a lesson, even if it’s one you don’t yet understand.

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