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.
You Have No Idea What's Going On In Her LifeThink about it: do you have any clue what your friend has been up to these last few weeks? Do you know what's going on with her crush or significant other? Have you guys even talked about anything serious lately? If the answer is no, it's pretty clear that something is wrong. Best friends keep each other updated and know what's going on in each other's lives. If you have no idea what's been going on with her, that's a huge sign that your friendship is done. Source: ShutterStock
Making Plans Is Basically ImpossibleWhether it's because she's always busy or you're always busy, making plans to hang out has basically become impossible. Here's the thing: When people want to see each other, they will try. We're all busy. We all have stuff going on. But we make the time to see each other if we truly care! You may not even realize you're doing it. Or maybe she's the one who always has an excuse. Or maybe it's both of you. Whatever it is, if making plans has become way too much of a hassle and you've found that you barely care, it's time to move on. Source: ShutterStock
She's Not Even Very Nice To You AnymoreWhen you guys do get to talk or hang out, is your friend still nice to you? Or has she been constantly putting you down, talking down to you and making fun of you? It's one thing to joke around, but a real best friend would never be downright mean to you for no reason. Source: ShutterStock
When You Guys ARE Together, You Have Nothing To Talk AboutWhen a friendship is over, hanging out together will become uncomfortable and filled with awkward silences. While you once were probably able to talk about anything together and hang for hours without getting bored, now you can't seem to find ANYTHING to talk about and if you do, the convo lasts about five minutes. If you're struggling to fill the silence and you feel totally weird and uncomfortable, something is wrong. Source: ShutterStock
Everything She Says Or Does Bugs YouI usually know that I'm over someone when I start to get annoyed by every single thing they say or do. What I once found charming and quirky, I find irritating and ridiculous. That's how I know I'm not interested in having that person in my life anymore - and this goes for everyone. If you suddenly find yourself wanting to roll your eyes at your friend for whatever she's talking about, it sounds like you've moved on. Source: ShutterStock
You Would Rather Hang With Your New FriendA good indication that a friendship is over is if you have already replaced your BFF before she was even gone. Have you found that you've been spending all of your time with someone new? That you confide in someone new? Sounds like you have a new bestie and you don't need the old one anymore. Source: ShutterStock
You Guys Have Nothing In Common AnymoreSometimes, our lives go in different directions and that makes it difficult to hold onto whatever connection we once had. Maybe one of you became more interested in a romantic relationship. Maybe you went to different colleges far away from each other. Maybe you both met new people and started doing completely different things. Whatever it is, if you're both on different paths, you might have to stay that way. Source: ShutterStock
She's Not The First Person You Call When You're Excited About SomethingWho is the first person you think of calling when something awesome happens, like when your crush flirts with you? If this friend isn't even in the top 3, or if you have to seriously consider whether you should tell her or not, something is up. Source: ShutterStock
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.