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SecondAct.com: Breaking Up (with Friends) is Hard To Do

Published: January 9, 2012 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

January 4, 2012

by Jane Ganahl


Twice in recent years, I’ve suffered through friendship breakups. Both times it was a longtime friend telling me it was over, with more drama than I’ve normally experienced in romantic splits. They were for different reasons, but rest assured that the kitchen sink was involved both times. ("Remember that time you made me go to that awful movie about family dysfunction with you? It really upset me because my own family was so dysfunctional!"


I picked up an excellent book, Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup With Your Best Friend, by Dr. Irene Levine, and found both solace and enlightenment. It was not entirely my fault, I learned; some friendships just have a course to run, and when they’re done, it’s best to accept it and move on. I think I was hanging on to those two, which had not been healthy for some time, out of habit…


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