Having to break up with a friend can be–and usually is–a lot harder than dumping some douchebag guy. Chances are you’ve known your pal a long time and have a ton of memories together, so you’re kind of reluctant to let that all go. Even tougher? She probably knows a lot of your secrets, which may make you nervous to do anything to piss her off. What if she tells the whole world your business? What if she turns your other friends against you?
Thing is, you can’t keep palling around with someone just because you’re afraid of what they’ll do if you don’t. It’s kind of exhausting to pretend, isn’t it? And wouldn’t you rather use your time to hang out with people who you actually dig and appreciate (and vice versa)? It sucks, but we all have to do it at some point. Every situation is different, though, so depending on the circumstances, exactly how you go about your break up with a (former) bestie can vary. Read on to learn how to get your life back from a frenemy!