8 Signs Your Friendship Is Over

When you’ve been in a romantic relationship for a long time, it can be really difficult to realize when things need to end for good. The same goes for platonic friendships. When you’ve been comfortable with a best friend for so long, realizing that things aren’t working out anymore is tough. A friend breakup is sad and something that most people will put off for as long as possible. After all, none of us enjoy when things end.

But the hard truth is that things do end and sometimes that includes best friendships. Of course, some conflicts can and should be resolved, but sometimes friends grow apart no matter how close they once were… and that can’t always be resolved. In those cases, it’s best to end things than to keep dragging it out. Think this is happening in your life? Here are 8 signs your friendship is over.

Do you think one of your friendships is ending? How do you know when a friendship is over? Tell us your story in the comments.


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  • Endrit Latifi

    Okay I’m a guy and I was really good friends with this girl we met in a meet up and just hit it off and we would play on the ps4 a lot and talk and became a lot closer because of it but 4 weeks ago I got In a fight with my parents and they kicked me out so my friend decided to let me stay at hers for nearly 2 weeks but then they told me to pack up and leave which I did but before I even went up to pack up and leave I went to a family friend of theirs to ask some stuff and my friend and her mother got really pissed at me and as I was leaving their house ( I was afraid that I had no where to go so I got upset and slammed the door open and was rude to them walking down and due to the guilt and shame that I felt for doing that I tried to kill myself last week in the school me and her are in but one of the lads saw me get a knife and stopped and I tried another attempt last Wednesday but realized what I was doing at the last moment and no she and her family don’t want anymore contact with me that’s what they said to the school ( btw I’m getting professional help ) but I don’t know if she still wants to be friends with me because she blocked me on fb but yet she said to me that if I wasn’t for me that she would have been far worse and her brother said to me that ever since she met as a friend she has been happier and I want to be friends with her again because I realized how much of a cunt I was to her and her family but I was thinking of giving her a couple of months before I try to contact her because me and her have so many good memories together but I don’t know if a few months is too long and will make her think that I don’t want to be friends with anymore or if I should try to contact her after I get professional help can someone offer me some advice

  • MCDchick

    We are both 24 and we’ve been “best friends” since elementary, but i moved with my family to another country when i was 15, almost 10 years ago, we kept in touch, for a long time maybe for 7 or 8 years we actually acted like best friends even on the distance, but lately i feel she replaced me with her college friends, i went back to my country for family matters and it wasnt like other times at all, i felt like she tried to make time for me from her uni firends instead of the other way around, like she used to, she also took a long time to tell me who she liked (like 6 months) and she claims no one else knows but i honestly doubt it, and i also had a crush on a guy she studies with that she says he is one of her best friends but when i needed support because of the pain that i feel about the distance and how much i like him, i feel like she doesnt care or doesnt know what to say and that she hides stuff about him from me, also she never EVER MAKES TIME FOR SKYPE i know that might sound ridiculous for some but we used to skype a lot.. and now i cant even remember the last time we skyped.. we talked several times about this and i told her i feel severly replaced, which she says im not, that im still her best friend above all the new ones she made, that she can have new people in her life, but they will never be like me, and sometimes just for a couple of minutes in each conversation it feels like old times, but barely, i dont know if shes in denial or im just being paranoid.. please help me make sense of this anyone. she doesnt know how much shes hurting me 🙁

  • Patrice

    I live on the west coast and she lives on the east coast. We’ve been best friends since middle school. She can go months without calling. When I call her she’ll talk for a while but she’s always trying to end the call. She sent me a text to say Merry Christmas one time. A text, really. It just seems that I’m constantly having conversations regarding her not calling or what it means to be a best friend. She says she does not like talking on the phone, or she’s tired all the time. Our lives have gone in different directions. I have been blessed with some success (financial) in my life and she is struggling to make ends meet. Some times I feel she has a problem with my success. This sounds like to me the relationship is over…

    • I am in a similar situation,although the friend lives a lot closer.

  • just. me

    He had lived with me and my husband for almost three years a few things has happen that made it close to be friends with benefits. He has come in over the years and said he was going to move out but never did not sure if bc plans fell threw or the shape my relationship with my husband was getting a little to violent abd he was.staying to protect me and my three year old who has never new a day when he had not lived here but ab a month ago he came in and said tomorrow I’m moving out and he did at first i wouldn’t see him at lest a few times a day but now it’s like we never knew one another he was my best friend my protector my sholder to cry on and now nothing idk what happen if i did or what but the only one true friend i thought i had is just gone

  • 1D luver @_~!!

    i have two signs only! 1) awkward silences I mean like it’s getting boring when we sit togother I feel like there is nothing to talk about!!! N even my friends have been telling me U R so weird N quite these days! N i know that 2) I love to hangout with diffrent friends everyday I don’t mean like I forget my old friends, NO i just like to high5 all of them and have a laugh with them N that’s all ! but I’m not giving up!

  • Zahira zahir

    I feel much better now thnx

  • jane

    I knew my friendship was over, because we had a huge fight, but i didnt realise iys been over for more than a YEAR!

  • Becca

    thanks, this really helped me right now 🙂