I Am Grieving the Loss of a Friendship

I know we all have loved and lost friends whether to death or other reasons. Share your story and help others through your experience. 343 People

    I Don't Know What Happened to My Friend........

    When I was 5 a new girl moved into our little neighborhood. I was so happy because the only other girl besides me was a girly-girl & not too much fun for a tomboy like me. I never liked playing with Barbie or doing any other girl stuff. I wanted to be outside playing on the...
    sumanitutanka sumanitutanka
    46-50, F
    9 Responses Aug 31, 2009

    Already Lost A Friendship And On The Edge Of Losing Another.

    I've recently lost a friendship with one of my best friends...or someone who used to be. He was an awesome guy, and it was great to have him around. We met when we were about 7th grade, and we became really close friends. At that time, he had some depression issues, and so did...
    jujujujujujuju jujujujujujuju
    13-15, F
    Oct 24, 2012
    deleted deleted
    Jul 7, 2014

    When I was in 8th grade,

    November was hard for me. I lost a friend, a friends dad, my cousin and my neighbor all in one week. And than last Christmas I lost another friend. I don't know how much more of that I can take.
    Cmiller97 Cmiller97
    18-21, M
    Sep 14, 2015

    For the last few years I had a friend

    that I could bear my soul with. Recently she told me that it's getting too serious and she could feel me getting attached. I know she never wanted more than a friendship and always honored that wish. I don't have a lot of friends, and really no one that I could really open up...
    Alison36 Alison36
    51-55, M
    Aug 4, 2015


    Ive lost many this year, as Ive been trying to find myself.   Most too painful to share.     Ill come back to this.     x
    Tesse Tesse
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 14, 2008


    Just when you think it couldn't get ANY worse, SLAP! All it took was an e-mail informing me that another friend of mine has lost his battle with lung cancer last week. We met on a support group site for people and their friends dealing with cancer. Just like my first true love (M...
    writerofwords69 writerofwords69
    18-21, F
    Aug 16, 2009

    Friendship, Love & Loss

    I've just lost someone I care deeply about. She was there and we had SUCH a strong connection. We laughed, talked for hours about just about anything. I thought she cared as much for me as I did for her. And then, for reasons that I don't completely understand, she was gone...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 4, 2013

    I am crying right now

    and I don't even understand why. We've been drifting apart for quite a few months but now I see that I can't fix this. She was there for me when I needed her though and I hate that we aren't friends anymore. I want to help her but she is so far gone I'm not sure I can. I'm sure...
    ThatGirl0610 ThatGirl0610
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2014

    My former friend and I have officially ended

    our friendship. Yes, I'm very sad and angry because of it. I've been doing a lot of thinking & realized she wasn't a good friend to have. For example, she would only hang out with me if her boyfriend or whoever couldn't be with her. A few days ago I called her & asked if we were...
    IntrovertedKat IntrovertedKat
    18-21, F
    Jan 26, 2015

    Still Hurting...

    Its been over a month since you stopped calling me a friend. After a month you would figure it would hurt less. But I can't get over it. You just dumped me off like and old newspaper. I was nothing to you. I tried so hard to be a good friend and all it ever got me was pain. Maybe...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 23, 2013

    So I'm not perfect. Who is,

    really? I've made a mistake and lost a friend's trust in me yet he welcomed me back in his life. I was happy. Perhaps, I deserved that second chance. A few days ago, I told him that I loved him in a friendly casual way since I was leaving the country for good. Mind you, we...
    TravelingBug TravelingBug
    31-35, F
    Aug 4, 2014

    She Doesn't Get It

    I am grieving the loss of a friendship. It really wasn't ever very strong but I feel that I have truly outgrown her and I've gained the strength to let her be accoutable for her actions and behavior so I can let go. We have known one another since early childhood. Kindergarten in...
    Owleeeeease7 Owleeeeease7
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2012

    More like relationship.

    Friendship as well. All that I've known for 4+ years is soon to be gone. I wish it wasn't so.
    Philli8807 Philli8807
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 25, 2014

    A quarter of a year has passed

    and I still think about him every single day. I can't help it, everything reminds me of him. Red hair, British slang, that posh accent, that one cute guy on YouTube, Disney films, the word "film", cats, my birthday, his birthday, Facebook, Skype, meowing, chicken, candy...
    iKitKat iKitKat
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 27, 2014

    I just broke up after 16yrs.

    Feels good and bad at same time
    alex1975 alex1975
    36-40, M
    Jun 3, 2014

    I Blew It, Now I Feel So Lonely.

    I am grieving the loss of a friendship. Worse, it's pretty much my fault. But in a way when I consider how far this friend and I had drifted, it makes me wonder why I am grieving so much. I met my friend 5 years ago at a training seminar. She lives in a city in Canada, I live...
    AnyDee AnyDee
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2013

    Long story. My best friend

    and I became best friend because we both were friends I just to go to school with. He and I became super close, and we both fell off with her. I ended up moving in with him (strictly plutonic, he's gay) and we have been so close up until he got a boyfriend. We got into a huge...
    Awkwardlyoptimistic32 Awkwardlyoptimistic32
    18-21, F
    Feb 28

    My Friend Is A Workaholic And I Had To Stop Enabling Him

    Most of the posts I read on the Internet involve female to female relationships. Males speaking about the loss of friendship with another male seems rare. O.k., so I am gay, maybe that makes a difference. My friend is straight. But this has little or nothing to do about...
    litebaritone litebaritone
    Jan 30, 2012
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 6, 2015

    I've Lost A Friend After Twenty Four Years Of Friendship. But To Bad She Isn't Actually Dead.

    Harsh, I know but hear me out. For as long as I can recall I've been friends with her, since diapers. We were like sisters, that didnt fight like sisters when we were younger. Trust me I have a sister, we shared a room-- enough said. (But thankful we're so close now that were...
    GoogieGoo GoogieGoo
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 6, 2012

    Whenever you hear the words "I lost a friend",

    you think of car accidents, illnesses or some other unfortunate things. Well, this is not that kind of case. In this case, I'm truly grieving the loss of a "friendship", not a "friend". It's been essentially a year now since we last had any interraction, and even then it was a...
    snorre snorre
    22-25, F
    Dec 22, 2013

    A Friend Who Never Really Was

    When I first moved here, I met a few new people and became school-friends with them. Some grew to become more than just school friends; we had sleepovers and went to hockey games together. One girl I met seemed like such a nice optimistic person, and she still is, just without me...
    alygal1331 alygal1331
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 25, 2012

    "burnmysoul" more commonly known

    as my missed friend Alif, was sadly forced to leave EP back in july :'( sad story. but anyway he was awesome with his short multiple messages and his humor in everything even if not funny CX! lol we also both played Halo. anyway he was a good friend and i miss the kid! goodbye...
    coffeelover123 coffeelover123
    16-17, M
    1 Response Oct 21, 2014

    The part I despise about losing a friend is all

    the thoughts over it. Missing the person so much, finding emails and notes of when times were better, and being angry that the friendship failed. It's been 3 years but suddenly all the memories and irritants have returned. I was at fault, but so was he, though I admit to being...
    lije22vaw lije22vaw
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 11, 2014

    I tried to get closure from an ex-friend

    but honestly made me feel more ******. I don't have anyone at the moment in my life. Losing my friend has been so hard on me. I'm thinking of going to river to drown myself since I **** up every friendship. Why am I such a **** up ?
    IntrovertedKat IntrovertedKat
    18-21, F
    Mar 15, 2015

    Please be ok, please heal.

    I know you are sick, and I know you want to cope with it alone. I can't help that it hurts that you have cut me out of your life. I suffered too, to a lessor degree, but I know some of what you went through, because I was your support system. It was so damn scary the things...
    Wildflowerchild72 Wildflowerchild72
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 17, 2015
    sourgirl7 sourgirl7
    46-50, F
    Jul 23, 2014

    Me and this dude grew up

    as besties (were related) and we used to do everything togheter, but now, when were getting older, hes barely talking to me :/
    PoncePower PoncePower
    16-17, F
    May 25, 2014


      Deep within the time frames of my life I'm trapped between the past and the future. Pain knows no bounds No borders No end Submerged in the thinkness of thoughts and ''What If's'' Without comfort or joy. The knots tied inside the marrow, Pulling me closer to the...
    writerofwords69 writerofwords69
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 18, 2009

    My Thoughts Of A Best Friend...

    Yesterday, David was so much on my mind. I was really missing him terribly. Looking at his ring on my finger, remembering the chats we’ve had, images of his face going through my mind, along with the stories he’d tell me of his beautiful and silly children that he so dearly...
    silentwriter180 silentwriter180
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Oct 22, 2013

    Giving up a friendship

    and dealing with the grief of loss
    ashana43 ashana43
    70+, F
    1 Response Apr 12, 2014

    Adam sat there in front of the screen reading

    Justin’s past demons. With every line he read he felt worse and worse for Justin. He had a tough life…as if seeing the future, Adam was sure he would mess this all up. All the stuff Justin was telling him didn’t matter. He wanted him and all his “faults”. He just...
    ShyGuy990 ShyGuy990
    26-30, M
    Dec 8, 2014

    People In Your Life If Just For A Fleeting Amount Of Time

    Many times over the years I have thought of you . I remember the first time I saw you your smile the sound of your voice the rough and tumble and yet the gentle side of you. Just a fleeting meeting and a few fleeting times that we saw each other. I have never forgotten you over 3...
    goahead goahead
    56-60, F
    1 Response Nov 14, 2013

    A Great Big World, Christina Aguilera - Say

    Something Say Something I'm giving up on you....And I Will Stumble And Fall,.... This song remind me of my late best friend..Its been already 2 years since she left me, i still can't believe that she's not in this world anymore,And sadly I couldn't even attend her funeral...
    Elaina12 Elaina12
    18-21, F
    May 20, 2015

    The Silence

    The world is very loud. The sirens in my neighborhood go off about six times a day. I live on the side of a dead volcano overlooking a lagoon and marina where every square inch has had something built  on it. The noises of the sirens echo up the side of the volcano which I'm...
    Mehameha Mehameha
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Sep 9, 2011


    Not very hard to get over a friendship loss. Happens to us all that is just how life is. Sad things have to happen the way they do sometimes, but im not going to let it affect me. By this time in my life breaking bonds is easy. Even in nothing i can still stand strong.
    Arorin Arorin
    22-25, M
    Feb 26, 2010

    You know that saying make sure you tell

    everything you have to say to that one person, because it may be the last. Well i always thought, "like that will ever happen" or "I'm not gonna tell them everything I feel". Now I wish I would have, because saying "have a good day, see you tomorrow" doesn't just haunt your mind...
    Arh7 Arh7
    18-21, M
    Oct 29, 2015

    Losing part of myself

    if I make the decision, selfish or what? That's the question.
    Winsonlinn Winsonlinn
    18-21, M
    Jul 3, 2015

    I hardly ever speak to my former friend.

    I was tired of the one-sided nature of our friendship. I returned the loaned house key and all the borrowed books. I stopped hiring him to do contract work for my business. I basically cut him out. I moved him into my "acquaintances" friend list on social media, so he can...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 29, 2015

    Here's a glimpse into a beautiful moment in my

    friendship that was the turning point. I'm not a writer at all. All the stuff in quotations was actually said on skype. Captain America threw his shield and smashed the baddies on screen but Adam’s focus went to the humming laptop beside him on his tray table. The...
    ShyGuy990 ShyGuy990
    26-30, M
    Nov 11, 2014

    At Least I Think I Am

    Until two months ago I was in a relationship with him. Before that, he was the one I considered to be my best friend. I guess it's stupid for a girl to have a guy for her best friend, but I can't really help it. The first time we met I fell for him. Hard. He fell for me...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente
    18-21, F
    Jan 10, 2009

    Today was my friends funeral.

    He was 22 years old. He was killed in a car accident. It was an open casket funeral and all I keep picturing in my mind is his pale face and then that makes me think of my father. Pale face and gray lips. I can't sleep. It's so easy to forget that death is right around the...
    rachaelnoel93 rachaelnoel93
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 28, 2014

    On Superbowl Sunday of February 2,

    2014, I lost a very good and close friend. Her name was Bridget Charlebois. It's been two weeks and it's still difficult to deal with the fact that she is gone. Bridget was one of the sweetest, kindhearted most decent people that I have ever met. We would hang out with her a lot...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 21, 2014

    Awhile ago I posted a piece on a chiropractor

    who made a pass at me. I confronted the chiropractor in a letter and told him that I suspected he was flirting with me and because he is married and 17 years younger than me , there would be no chance he could be with me. He wrote me an email apologizing if what I felt was...
    NastyZIK NastyZIK
    51-55, F
    Feb 3, 2014

    Not Much To Say...

    But unfroutunally, I am part of this group, and its terrible pain and hurt to be feeling, so many wonders, and what ifs, and so many other things....
    deleted deleted
    Oct 26, 2010

    My ex-husband whom I have known

    since I was about 15 recently died. He was always very selfish, but had me as his POA. It seems he didn't want me to know he wasn't going to make it. Why do people assume that just because you get divorced you don't care about the person anymore and that it still hurts to lose...
    BabyTuna BabyTuna
    46-50, F
    Jan 19

    The thing that makes me the most

    upset/frustrated/angry/sad is that if the roles were reversed we would still be friends. It is amazing to me how easy it is for some people to just throw away a friendship like it meant nothing. It has only been close to two months but it feels like two years have gone by...
    ShyGuy990 ShyGuy990
    26-30, M
    Nov 19, 2014

    I met the sweetest person on Match.

    We communicated for 11weeks. He didn't want to meet right away because he was recovering form an accident. I was okay with that for the first 8 weeks...but then started to feel anxious and nervous... Insecure because I was growing very attached to someone I hadn't met. He...
    Sophia1967 Sophia1967
    46-50, F
    Feb 22, 2015

    Finding out the death of a good long term

    friend, on an important day, like yesterday, it was really difficult. Also, finding out a few things about his past/present situation, that I never knew, was also shocking. Like having been married, kids, and his location. He was an ex-boyfriend of mine since 2005, and from that...
    LovinSensual32 LovinSensual32
    31-35, F
    4 Responses May 25, 2014
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