I Ended a Friendship

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    I just had to cut people out of my life.

    I don't care if they were close or not. I started noticing I was talking more about them than they ever cared to talk about me. I noticed that I had more time to talk to people more than they did me. I just got tired of calling, messaging, txt, etc and I have to wait hours...
    ClickCloser ClickCloser
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 18, 2015

    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

    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
    22-25, M
    Jul 9, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 17, 2015

    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
    May 17, 2015

    I Don't Know What To Do

    I think I should. I dunno. I fell in love with one of my friends. I really enjoy hanging out with her but it's just too painful see her with someone else. I helped her through a lot of things and I really don't want to give up on the chance o be with her or our friendship but I...
    blargblah blargblah
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Aug 8, 2010

    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

    I've ended a lot of friendships

    because most of the people I have associated with have taken me for granted. Personally, I'd rather have no friends than friends who treat me like a door mat. I try my best to be a good friend without compromising my morals and beliefs, but staying true to ones self can be hard...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 16, 2015

    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
    6 Responses Aug 4, 2014

    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

    So,my friend and I have been best friends

    for around 24 yrs. Over time our relationship has changed. I moved away,we both got married,etc. My friend has always been a very selfish person.For the past two years,I've been feeling like I can't even stand the sound of her voice anymore. Every time we talk,the whole convo is...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jun 18, 2015

    Today I finally ended a friendship with a girl

    that I started to hate because of her lies that could be offensive to people but Im starting to feel like a horrible person because she cried and I don't like making people cry...
    Aprilmizu42 Aprilmizu42
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 12, 2015

    It Was So Sad

    I gave her a big hug, she said she loved me, I told her I know and I love her, but I just can't do it any more. We were the best of friends but I felt we were just too different people in different worlds with different needs. I don't think either of us could have fully been the...
    everyonesfriend everyonesfriend
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Jun 27, 2011

    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
    2 Responses Oct 12, 2009

    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, 2015

    I used to hang on to them no matter what,

    always bent or conceded to others. now, after they cross a line, I'm done and they're gone. less people in my life, but that's not a bad thing.
    kk1874 kk1874
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 8

    Just got into a huge argument with a friend

    yesterday. She freaking hits me like some psycho about to kill. im done with this crazy chick. Bring on the better friends life
    DeadlyArsenic DeadlyArsenic
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 2

    I just recently ended a friendship of seven

    years with my "best friend". It was the best decision I have ever made. I was emotionally and mentally abused by her each day, with no respect towards me. She called me ugly, and fat, things like that.. And I was guilt tripped by her family to try and force me to stay in the...
    jerpalmer99 jerpalmer99
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 6

    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

    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
    4 Responses Feb 5, 2015

    She and I were best friends

    for a good 5 years. At first we shared so much and her friendship was very valuable to me. 2 years ago though, she started almost exclusively seeking me out to tell me about what was going on in her life and could not seem to listen or care about what was happening in mine...
    AllyMuse AllyMuse
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 3, 2015

    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
    TarikP TarikP
    22-25, M
    Apr 19

    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

    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

    Decided to call it a day on one of my oldest

    friendships today. Just need to vent a little to come to terms with the fact that it's probably over. We've been friends since the age of 14 (we're both now 19 and 20) after I transferred to her high school. We went to different 6th form colleges but still managed to keep in...
    TheBratPrince TheBratPrince
    18-21, F
    Mar 15

    I walked out on my friend.

    I couldn't stay in her life without being someone I am not, and without being afraid I would hurt her feelings (the way I did before..it was ugly; I haven't forgiven myself for it). And now all I do is miss her. I miss her in my dreams, in my waking hours... all the time...
    simmerdame simmerdame
    18-21, F
    Nov 19, 2015

    He is like a family but

    when we work together, we fight fiercely. Today we argued at work in the presence of our superiors and subordinates. I was so furious at his narrow minded decision. It went out of hand. I told him that's it for us.
    GuineaPork GuineaPork
    26-30
    Nov 28, 2015

    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

    I don't think I've ever completely ended a

    friendship, but what I have done is deciding to consciously let a friendship die. I won't close the door completely on you, should you want to talk... but in my mind you have been relegated to acquaintance; in my heart, you've been evicted from that special place you had for so...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 2
    1maddd2mackxxx 1maddd2mackxxx
    51-55
    Apr 29, 2015

    I'm not sure this really counts.

    I ended a relationship that the other person thought was a friendship. My views on this could be called cynical, practical, or realistic - and many other things, I am sure. To me, "friendship" is an arrangement of agreed upon mutual use. We need someone to vent to, or to help us...
    Ceraia Ceraia
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 3, 2015

    It took me ten years to realize

    that she was actually sucking my positive energy and we were best friends because she could always take emotional dump on me. I didn't know that I was a sponge, an empath at that time. I thought I was helping her, like a sister, all I did, was solving her problems, it was all...
    Nonotu Nonotu
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 3

    Now that I think about it.

    .. You were never my friend
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2015

    A friend of mine (who I believe I called Rachel

    when I mentioned her on here, but I don't remember) had been getting on everyone's nerves lately. It all started when Derick and Sam started dating and she flipped out because she suddenly decided that she liked Derick and because he had asked her out a while before he asked Sam...
    HypoallergenicUnicorn HypoallergenicUnicorn
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jan 25

    I once had an abusive friend

    who never returned favors, and was always trying to borrow money. No responsibility, and had a lot of anger issues as well. Despite my best efforts to help the guy, he continued to try and take advantage of me. Enough was enough. As a man, I can't respect myself if some 'friend...
    TheRedTie TheRedTie
    31-35, M
    Jan 16

    I Ended A False Friendship.

    For over 10 years, I was a good friend to Bev. She was disabled and needed a lot of help, and I gave it willingly. Then came the time she decided she wanted to hire me to clean her home, on a regular basis. I told her that I'd rather do it for her as a friend, no money changing...
    Serenitree Serenitree
    70+, F
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2012

    I used to be very close friends with a girl.

    We were in the same class in high school and we were always together. But now, after a vacation and we're both college students, Things are different. We actually go to the same school now, but when I saw her this morning, I wasn't happy at all to see her. We already were...
    Sleepingbeauties Sleepingbeauties
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 10, 2015

    I Need Relief ...

    I want to end a friendship with someone that I've long considered a best friend ... a sister in many ways. No ... I don't want to end our friendship, but I desperately want our relationship to be healthier. Part of the malaise of our friendship is clearly because of me--I feel...
    ObliviousPunk ObliviousPunk
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 1, 2011

    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

    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
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2012

    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...
    HisLittleAriel HisLittleAriel
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2015

    If a friendship is one sided (meaning you have

    to always contact them) then there isn't a friendship.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 17, 2015

    It ended for a good reason.

    I have moved on and I am better for it.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    18-21
    1 Response Sep 27, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 19, 2014

    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, 2015

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 27, 2014

    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

    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, 2015

    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
    19 Responses Jul 6, 2010
    anniee123 anniee123
    16-17, F
    May 4, 2015
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