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I Ended a Friendship

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    This is the toughest friendship of all to end,

    but he doesn't deserve to be in my life anymore. When I say I'll be there for someone no matter what, it doesn't mean I'll be there for someone to use me. I normally give second chances, but this case I will not. Yes those 5 years I known him was the best 5 years of my life, but...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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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 11 Responses Jul 30

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    Story About a Friendship That Later Ended...

    I wrote this story a few years ago about my best friend at the time. She since has stopped being my friend because I am a lesbian. But anyway, here is the story It was a day as typical as any other, any other Monday and Wednesday anyway. We tiredly crawled out of our beds...
    CallipygianVenus CallipygianVenus 21-25, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2008

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    I just ended a four month online friendship out

    of anger. I regret it. Made it so where I can't trace her back if I wanted to.
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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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 5 Responses Jun 20

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    We were pretty close,

    for nearly ten years, but then as we started university our personalities both changed quite a lot down their different ways and I feel we're no longer compatible. We ended on bad terms. I still miss her though, sometimes I have dreams about everyday life and she's in them...
    kejx kejx 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    Oh I have had this diaper on sense about noon

    today and I have soaked it from front to back and I need a change bad. Lol
    Diaperdragon Diaperdragon 36-40, M Oct 12

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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 16-17, F Feb 27

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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 9 Responses Aug 4

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    Hi..I am in 11th grade at present .

    and I made a new friend in10th grade and slowly slowly we came close to each other and we started sharing everything . If I had any problem I use to tell her and then we also started chatting through social networking site and I started getting away from my other friend everyday...
    asdf3198 asdf3198 16-17, F Jun 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 21 Responses Jul 6, 2010

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    Me and him were like brothers,

    and it was through no fault of his that it ended. Or maybe it was, I really don't know. All I do know is that 7 years of friendship ended in hate. We met in the third grade, and I guess we latched on to each other, it was a true friendship. Built on trust and common interests...
    fryktus fryktus 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 20

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    I think I just ended a friendship today with

    someone good to me. I f*cked up I guess by giving TMI. I wish he's still there for me.
    Jensa16 Jensa16 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I'm Done Being Your Back-up Plan

    If I say I'm your friend, you know you can count on me.  If you need someone to rant to or cry on or whatever I am that person that will clear the path for you to feel better if there's any way possible for me to do so. And that's what I thought this one girl was too...
    mscrazylady mscrazylady 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 17, 2010

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    Many of them too! I can be "friends" with anyone

    but not a true friend. If someone has to ask me if we can be friends I'll say yes to them but be warned if you ask me don't expect me to actually be a "good friend" because the way I believe is that friendship comes unexpectedly and you shouldn't have to asks to be friends. If...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Jun 3

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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 1 Response Mar 30

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 13

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    (My Best Friend From Middle School to Sophomore

    Year) I guess we just didn't work out together. Our friendship didn't end so likely. He and i were really close, but i guess it's not meant to be. I'll admit i've been very repulsive to him, but honestly that's how we became friends. Our weird mad conversation and how blunt we...
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F 1 Response May 5

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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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    ...well there goes another one.

    .. Heheh...it's gonna be rough... Hell I'm having some of the same deep feelings I had before when there was a strong urge to cut out the pain. I know better these days though, besides the pain's been driven so far inside, any attempts in that realm likely would lead to...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M Apr 11

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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

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    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 3 Responses Aug 8, 2010

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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 1 Response Aug 19

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    I use to be really good friends with this one

    girl but I had to cut her off. I felt like she only wanted me around when it benefited her and it's a shame cause I'm a good friend. The last time we spoke we got into a heated arugment that resulted to me ending our friendship. I know friends get into arguments but when your...
    Tai18 Tai18 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 16

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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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    I ended a friendship

    after I helped a girlfriend through the death of her Dad then her Husband... When she started dating a Man two years older than her Daughter only 4 months after her Hubby died! Then started going on about having a baby with him, I found it all a little selfish especially as her...
    off2heavenIgo off2heavenIgo 13-15 1 Response Jul 30

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    It Hurts, But It's Necessary

    I am about to end a friendship with someone. Technically, I feel as though it ended months ago, but for some reason she thinks we are friends. To me, a friend is someone you spend time with, laugh with, have fun with, and be there for each other when times are tough. Friends...
    Sunburst Sunburst 22-25 3 Responses Nov 16, 2009

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    Man this peace of ****

    that I thought was a friend well and the header say I ended the friendship with him he's threatened me with the sheriffs department because he is suing someone for an auto accident and I was in the car with him when it happened and he lost the first time and he's trying to take...
    Diaperdragon Diaperdragon 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    Such a waste of time

    for something worthless.
    unsinkable unsinkable 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    I had a friend with African roots

    who grew up with her single mother in the capital. She had huge insecurities about her skin-color, was incredibly pessimistic and generally just had a huge habit of seeing the worst in people. But despite that, when I first met her she was incredibly nice and fun to be with and...
    13qk 13qk 16-17, F Jul 4

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    Mmmmhmmmmm cause **** the ***** Friends don't

    steal hundred dollar bills and hide them in their underwear am I right
    Van1015 Van1015 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    i recently got into an arguement with one of my

    friends. so this is what happened they sent me a text message and i screen shot and sent it to two of my closest friends which i was totally wrong and i totally regret they sent it to other people and it got around so the girl who texted me wasn't here in school the next day and...
    lolvivian lolvivian 16-17, F 1 Response May 26

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    I've had a best friend

    for the past 10 years (met in high school, went to and graduated from college together). She's going through some stuff in her life that I can't completely understand (basically she's in an open relationship with her long distance boyfriend of 3 years, she started dating a guy...
    jgala90 jgala90 22-25, F May 27

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    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

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    I believe that friendships sometimes end

    even though it had been a long time for it to fade away so be prepared to not be weak or broken because of it! You'll get over it and forget about it, cheer up.
    unsinkable unsinkable 18-21, F Jun 16

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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 16-18, F 4 Responses Mar 24, 2007

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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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    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

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    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

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    Quite a few recently!

    No time/respect for people who try to put me down.
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 16

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    We were co-workers so it's no surprise

    that we became good friends. He wanted more than I was comfortable giving to him. He knew I was in a relationship, but he shamelessly flirted with me, telling me about his inappropriate thoughts he'd have of me. He would call me often and invite me places. He would even buy me...
    astralucia astralucia 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    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 3 Responses Oct 28, 2012

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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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    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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    Maybe It Wasn't the Right Thing to Do

    I loved to hear his opinions; he is so eloquent and has a beautiful mind.  But when he basically told me I'm going to hell, I just couldn't be friends with him anymore.  Looking back, I feel regret and I think maybe I was too quick in ending the friendship.  I mean...
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 5 Responses Jan 27, 2008

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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 13-15, F May 26

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    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 46-50, M 13 Responses Aug 8, 2008

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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 5 Responses Jun 19

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    I went to California with my best friend.

    He was on his phone the entire time and left me to go hook up with random guys in the middle of the night. At one point in time I watched 10 hours of OITNB while he was away. At the very end of our trip he got mad at me and punched me in my face. If that wasn't bad enough I...
    Kairagnes Kairagnes 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    Apparently blocking me from Facebook was mature?

    ! Knowing him he'll come knocking at my door asking to hang out, but my daddy will be the one answering the door with that gun of his ;) Yes I'm totally done and I'm moving on with my life!
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Sep 29

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    I Destroyed A Friendship, And It's Still Painful

    About three years ago, I began dating a woman with whom I was very good friends.  I felt pretty strongly for her, probably because we had been so close for a long time.  In a nutshell, the relationship ended up going south *very* quickly for a number of different...
    kiuz645 kiuz645 31-35, M 3 Responses May 23, 2010

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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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