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I Ended a Friendship

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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, 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

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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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    Today I lost my best friend

    and now I feel like commuting suicide she hates me and so does my family what else do I have except for my dogs I feel that I am hated by everyone people say I'm fat , ugly, and plain out stupid. What do you guys think? Should I commit suicide I just might
    Hugsxoxo45 Hugsxoxo45 13-15 2 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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 3 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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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, 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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    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 9 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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    We had been friends for a few short months.

    I met him here on EP. We chatted daily and his friendship had the potential to make it to a true friend if he had not ruined it. A couple of nights ago, he wrote me a message at 3 am in the morning. In the morning, I read it. He sounded desperate and scared and wanted to...
    chrissy1961 chrissy1961 51-55, F 7 Responses Mar 30

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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 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 20, 2014

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    I would've stayed friends with this girl,

    but all she does is ignore everything. She never gave me the time of day and she thinks she's better than everyone else in the world. She's stuck up and puts everyone around her down by pointing out flaws about them or saying how her life sucks more than hers. -.-
    CrypticIris CrypticIris 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2014

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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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    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 Feb 16

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Sep 24, 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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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, 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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    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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    Recently I haven't had any interest in being

    around a couple of my friends because they are just starting to really get on my nerves. Last semester in college I didn't do well because instead of focusing on my class work, I went to my friends instead of going home to do my work or study. Needless to say, my grades weren't...
    Taywils21 Taywils21 18-21, M Jan 24

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    Many since my heart attacks.

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

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