• Handling Breakups

In the Media: On Why The Ending of A Friendship Sucks (TheJournal.IE)

Published: June 28, 2015 | Last Updated: July 11, 2015 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading


June 27, 2015

Writing in TheJournal.ie, an Irish news outlet, Christine Allen laments about the heartbreak of missing a girlfriend after a breakup. She cites research that examined platonic breakups:

“The ethics of friendship are very strong which makes it very hard to end a friendship, even when it has stopped being fun, because we feel terribly guilty about it.”

She also quotes Dr. Irene S. Levine:

“One of the things that makes breaking up with a friend really difficult is that there’s no one to talk to about it. The person you’d most want to talk to is the person you’ve broken up with.”

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  1. Elle says:

    The thing is this: when a friend stops accepting us for who we are – faults included…it can become very toxic…and detrimental to our well being.

  2. Ben says:

    It really does SUCK!!! I had a friend two years ago end a friendship that started in 1995. We used to make each other laugh every time we were together and shared openly about our struggles. I enjoyed differences in our personalities and was amazed at things he found so easy to do that I struggle with. It really sucks!!!!

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