It’s an unfortunate part of life that not all relationships last a lifetime. Marriages break down, relationships fall apart, and great dates turn into nightmares without so much as a warning. However, one of the hardest relationship break downs can often be the ones you have with your best friend. Sometimes you never see it coming, or others you get “that feeling” that you’re starting to move in different directions and your friendship might not withstand the test of time.
The friendships you have throughout your life can help shape you into the person you’re becoming, but they can also stop you from becoming someone even better. As we grow, what we’re looking for from our friendships can change and not everyone that was in your life will be right for either of you forever. However, no matter how justifiable the reasons, it can be hard to let go of those friendships; especially ones that have been with you for years or during some really hard times.
So what should you do when your friendship feels like it’s cooling off? When romantic relationships fall apart, we always have our best friends to turn to – so how do you cope when the person you would turn to is the one you’re starting to feel distant from? Whether you’re the one having to call time on your friendship, or your best friend has started to pull away and ghost you for no reason, there are some good coping techniques to help you get through it, find closure and make peace with the end of your friendship.