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I Ended a Friendship

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 3,378 People

    Platonic...?

    Recently a close friendship I had with a woman started to develop mutually into something more intimate. Once it became obvious it was going to lead onto a whole other relationship, I made the choice to end it. I am not sure if I made the right decision or not, I guess time will...
    mikemcneil mikemcneil 51-55, M 13 Responses Aug 8, 2008

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    today I legitimately had to call the police on

    my grandmother because she wouldn't give me my passport or my SS card back :|
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    Sometimes they say friends stick to the end -

    true friends- but there are those got the title "friend" , but only was really an acquaintance. A true friend wont look down on you and hold things about you secretly in mind , a true friend tells you asap what they don't agree with or agree to - a true friend wont see you as an...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 36-40, M 1 Response May 17

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    I Ended My Friendship.

    It was one of the hardest decisions I've ever made. We had a connection that was very deep on certain levels. What we had was arguably the best friendship I ever had. We shared many of our experiences and I think at certain points I confused it with love at times.We would sit on...
    Serenity185 Serenity185 18-21, M Aug 8, 2011

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    Not only did I end one friendship

    but in the past 3 years I ended or was forced to end up to 25 friendships I've had. Some people you just can't trust, they will smile in your face but then stab you in your back.
    TarikP TarikP 18-21, M Jul 9

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    1maddd2mackxxx 1maddd2mackxxx 51-55 1 Response Apr 29

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    Hello everyone reading this site.

    The story that I’m going to tell you now is quite long, but I think it could be useful if you are in a similar situation in the future. It all began around 3 years ago when I posted my story on a website in which I was sharing how lonely I am, that I have no friends, no...
    blinker1 blinker1 22-25, M Mar 30, 2014

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    I Left You A Note

    I am no longer gaining what is for myself. Infact it's becoming to be a torture, seeing you, just to please you. Can't even feel being appreciated. I need my peace of mind back. To enjoy myself and never care about you. Taking you as my priority, while you never bothered to care...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 30, 2012

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    A boy who liked a girl A girl

    who didnt like him back A boy who just wants love A girl who doesnt give a **** about that A boy who gets pushed to giving up A girl who sees a boy who she knows she can have/ A boy chases a girl A girl who doesnt chase back... A boy who thinks his life shouldn't exist in this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 28

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    From Friends to Acquaintances

    I know that every relationship we’re in teaches us something, whether we want to learn the lesson or not we grow from each encounter, even if all we learn is not to be so trusting or learn what we want or don’t want in a friendship. A ‘friend’ of 10...
    Katija Katija 51-55, F 4 Responses Jul 17, 2007

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    I feel kind of sad. I'm sad

    because it had to end and I'm sad that, in the end, she was only a fair weather friend. That we were no longer on equal ground and she was no longer willing to do even the most basic things- like listening. After the final straw had been pulled I simply told her- "I see where we...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Many since my heart attacks.

    And a few before.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Mar 25

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    Nothing Else I Could Do

    I recently terminated a friendship because of abuse. I had a female friend that Ive known since i was 5. She was more of a sister then a friend. Well she recently got into a relationship with a guy who we thought was a cool guy, he has a nice career, home etc... well about a...
    siggy10 siggy10 31-35, M 11 Responses Jul 29, 2008

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    A guy I was friends with 2-3 years ago didn't

    quite get that I liked him only as a friend. I even referred to him as my brother on more than one occasion. I met him through a mutual friend and he insisted since day one that we would be together. I told him countless times I was not interested. I had even had boyfriends...
    Psych102 Psych102 26-30, F 2 Responses May 17

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    Super Platonic And Distant At Best

    A couple friendships crumbled over the past couple of days. One in particular was jarring during the lighting of the bridge, tragic during the burning of the bridge which left a bubble of disappointment in the heart. She craved the impossible - two men hungering for her, caring...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 12, 2009

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    She expected to much of me

    and she was always mad at me for the smallest of reasons. I was just being myself around her and I think she didn't appreciate that. I ended our friendship for both of our good. Having to do that made me really sad, but I think it was necessary.
    bec413 bec413 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    I think that was the hardest thing I have had

    to do in the last little while... One of my dearest girl friends has been dating a man for the past year - it hasn't been the best relationship - there seems to be no passion there, from what she has told me. I'd laugh when I heard them speak on the phone as instead of talking...
    justsmile14 justsmile14 41-45, F 10 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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    I was supposed to be the maid of honor on

    Halloween. Maybe I still will be just to spite her. After all, now that I'm not going to the wedding, I can dress up however I want. That's not why I chose to end the friendship, though. She outright told me she demoted me to black sheep because "things have been weird between...
    lepamplemousse lepamplemousse 22-25, F Jan 28

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    A very long friendship

    that became toxic, it compromised my values and ate at my soul. I don't regret ending it.
    shiningcosmos shiningcosmos 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 19, 2014

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    Unintentional Burned Bridge

    There have been times in my past where I have been to the point where it was better to cut someone out of my life than to have them remain and cause more damage to me. It is not something I am good at doing though. It takes a lot for me to get to that point, but when I do, I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 24, 2012

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    And I really want to talk to one of my best

    friends more than anything. I want to know how he's doing. I want to clear things.
    Dreamerrrrrrr Dreamerrrrrrr 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    notheonlyone notheonlyone 13-15, M 8 Responses Jul 18

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    After 7 years of dealing with a tough

    friendship. I can finally accept I'm ready to move on from a toxic friendship and have a fresh start and find better friends.
    extrasad extrasad 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2014

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    High School Girls Are Cruel.

    wellll long story..im gonna try to make it as short as possible. you have to live it to really understand how hard this is. it alll started out last september. this girl jessica and me were in class together and met basically for the first time. she had just come back from a few...
    couldfeelbetter couldfeelbetter 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 24, 2007

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    I'm trying so hard to end this in a way

    where we don't end up hating each other. After everything we've been through, and how close we were, it's the only respectable way. Katie, I've mentioned her in several posts already. I cared for her deeply, but she made my life miserable. I knew once I moved away from her a...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F Jan 10

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    I had a very close friend.

    We were friends for four years. When we first met I thought he was the one for me. We started going out and broke up because he wanted another woman. After a while we became friends again. I was in a relationship and he decided he wanted to be with me and said he really fell for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 15

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    In the year 2013 I had a class with this girl I

    had only seen around school never really talked to her because she had her own clique, well we were seated next to each other and that's when it all began. We began becoming inseperatable, always got in trouble for talking in class, I even halfway through the year switched my...
    Tiffersneeze Tiffersneeze 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2014

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    I won't fight for her.

    I had a friend, she was like a sister to me. She was with me when I battled depression, she was the one who stopped me from committing suicide, she was there when I cried at school, she was there for every occasion. She meant everything to me. We would often talk about the...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 4, 2014

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    Friendship 101: Are You Hanging With The Right Friends?

    Life is hard, but it is harder if you CHOOSE the wrong folks to associate with. I have learned to distinguish people for who they really are. If you have 1-2 TRUE BLUE folks (not counting your family) then you are truly blessed. Aristotle categorizes three different types of...
    WiseOldOwlinOC WiseOldOwlinOC 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2010

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    Well I didn't end it.

    But I would like to. Because he's just, perfect. The smile, the personality, the humor, everything. It's like seeing everything I want in one guy is in my best friend. For some reason I started liking him. And to get over the feelings, I've tried to be distant. I can't let him...
    Piercethetaco00 Piercethetaco00 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 13, 2014

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    I don't ever want to get close to a woman's

    heart EVER AGAIN! !!! & I MEAN IT
    1maddd2mackxxx 1maddd2mackxxx 51-55 1 Response Apr 30

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    Wiping my Hands of Sarah was the hardest

    decision of my life. We were the best of friends growing up. Sisters. I Loved her, she loved me. We were always together, if I wasn't at her house, she was at my house. When we entered High School, she really started to change. She got mixed up with the wrong sort of people...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I had a very controlling,

    manipulative, emotionally draining friend for 15 years. We met in high school, and she was a person who was full of joy. She befriended me, we had some great times. After about a year, she went to CA to be with her mom, almost all of our friendship has been long distance. But...
    Deadlikemestillwalking Deadlikemestillwalking 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    anniee123 anniee123 16-17, F May 4

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    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F Dec 23, 2014

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    Recently, I just ended my friendship with my

    best friend. During this period of time, it really was a difficult and painful experience. I couldn't believe that we actually ended our 4 years of friendship. And I'm the one who suggested for the break up. At first, she wanted to "talk" to me about the issues that we were...
    Megumi07 Megumi07 16-17, F Apr 28

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    It needed to be done

    and was long overdue. I did it. This is what's best. I'm sorry. Sometimes you have to do these things.
    Dreamerrrrrrr Dreamerrrrrrr 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 5

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    Sometimes It Happens...

    Friendship is very important to me. I treasure all of my friends for different reasons because they are all special in their own ways. However, sometimes in life you meet someone who claims to be your friend and all the while there is some underlying motive, some untruth, deceit...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 20 Responses Jul 6, 2010

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    There comes a time where you

    either move forward, or you just stop. I'm a good person, I let him into my life and into my heart. I was open and honest. I gave him my heart, he lied and tossed me aside like trash that was beneath him.
    Mom321 Mom321 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 29, 2014

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    It was hard .. Our friendship started in 3

    grade . And from then on we were so close . We spent every weekend together and called each other on the phone . We shared secrets and went on adventures together and had a basic childhood minus the rough backgrounds we both came from . She went to my dads wedding with me . And...
    lilmisslouhoo lilmisslouhoo 16-17, F May 26, 2014

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    There are always those people you thought were

    true friends but stab you in the back when you least expect it. I've had this experience and to anyone who is currently dealing with this, stay strong. It may be hard now but it's the right thing to do.
    annie760 annie760 18-21, F Feb 27, 2014

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    Hi,all. I'm sorry i know

    that i write too many stories. But let them out again tonight. I'd never been good at making friends. Throw back to my childfood. I remember the conversation with one of the classmates. I've told her.. Why people laugh at difference ?? Everyone has to be the same?? That's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 19

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    Hello all I have to end my friendship with

    some fake friends i see the real face of them so dont let the emotion control you with people let the min
    Mukhalad Mukhalad 26-30, M Mar 3

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    I had to do it. I knew her

    for 10 years. and ever since my mom moved and I went down south for a year and came back, had kids, and was proposed. she started acting different. I still gave her a chance and hit her up, called and texted her. we even tango a few times. but I deleted everything. on new years...
    jenniebaez1992 jenniebaez1992 22-25, F Feb 5

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    My "friend" was a bridesmaid in my wedding

    who left after the ceremony to let her dog out (she has an unhealthy attachment to him) and never came back. I still forgave her ad we stayed as close. But she got a boyfriend and stopped being there for me. When I brought it up she got mad and stopped talking to me altogether...
    typicalhousewife typicalhousewife 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 20, 2014

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    We Didn't Know Each Other Anymore

    I ended my friendships with my two best friends from high school soon after getting married. I didn't understand them anymore, they didn't understand me anymore. We still all chat every now and then, but I'd say none of us regrets the rift a few years later. I hate to say it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 10, 2007