Surviving a friendship heartbreak needs proper time

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If a friend walks away from a friendship with you without any explanation, it may be useful to reach out and request a mature meeting to clear the air. If the situation is very toxic and already all up in the air, and what you are being confronted with upsets you, then perhaps you should reflect on yourself for a moment.

The most important thing to remember is not to take it personally. It may be hard to do at first, but it’s easy to think that if your friend broke up with you, that it’s your fault.

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If you mistreated them, you really need to reflect on your actions and self, but the majority of the time in friendship breakups, it’s just that your friend is on a different path than you. It’s not personal and has little to do with who you are.

From a young age, we’re encouraged to nurture friendships, because romantic relationships may come and go, but friends are the only constant in our lives. Walter Winchell once said “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” So what happens the day they walk out as well.

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Best friends are supposed to be our ride-or-die homies, the one that holds us down when things go wrong. It’s only natural that when that friendship ends, it feels like a dagger through the heart. 

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“While we often have huge expectations from romantic partners. We tend to love and accept our friends more unconditionally,” said relationship and life coach Kas Naidoo. “This is why it would seem like a void that cannot be filled. We all yearn to be accepted exactly as we are.”

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