Why Breaking Up With Friends Is Good To Do

April 9, 2013

friendsSo, I am still a little obsessed with and saddened by the end the amazing CBC series “Being Erica”. In one of the episodes Erica goes through the painful process of “breaking up” with a long time friend who in retrospect was toxic for her and never contributed positively to their friendship over the years.

This episode hit close to home for me as recently I have watched a dear friend go through not one, but two friendship breakups, both of which were very sudden, painful and confusing, but hopefully in the long run for the best. I too, have recently had to go through this gut wrenching process but as hard as it is, I want to spend the precious little time that I have outside of work and family to be with my true tribe, those who both compliment me and challenge me, respect me, and are always there for me through thick and thin. So blessed to have so many who are part of this tribe already but new applications are always being accepted!

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2 Comments

  • Reply Magnolia Ripkin April 14, 2013 at 3:11 am

    Friendship breakups are such a painful necessity. You are so right, we have little time in our lives and it is so pointless to waste those precious moments on people who make us feel bad. I initiated a breakup with a friend because I couldn’t stand the spouse for another moment, and there was no way to have the friendship without the other half, so I did a sudden and complete retreat, and explained why. It was gut wrenching, but so much easier than continuing to struggle in futility.

  • Reply Michele Partridge March 14, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Yes it’s hard, but sometimes for the best. Toxic relationships are awful. You’re only here once, so live it the best you can. Surround yourself with good buddies.

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