In the Media – How To Survive a Breakup with Your Best Friend (Best Health)

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Best Health (screenshot)

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On surviving a breakup

Writing in Best Health Magazine, a Canadian publication affiliated with Reader’s Digest, journalist Diana Ballon writes about breaking up with her long time best friend after the relationship fizzled out.

In trying to make sense of the relationship and moving on from the hurt and disappointment, Ballon interviewed several experts including The Friendship Doctor.

In the article, she writes:

Best friends “rarely are forever,” writes psychologist Irene S. Levine in her book Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with your Best Friend. After polling more than 1,500 women on their fractured friendships and friendship breakups, Levine confirmed that “being tossed aside by a best friend is just as painful as being jilted by a boyfriend, husband or lover.”

It shouldn’t be so surprising, considering the amount of negotiation necessary for platonic friendships to succeed. It’s much the same as a romantic relationship: You need to be able to manage conflict and have the capacity to talk about the relationship and set boundaries.

You can read the article, How to Survive a Breakup with Your Best Friend, in its entirety by clicking here.

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