Seven Friendship Recovery Affirmations

Published: May 18, 2009 | Last Updated: May 18, 2009 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Most friendships don’t last forever. If you are reeling from a failed friendship or one that seemed to drift apart, here are some thoughts to help you get over the hurt. It may even be more helpful to substitute your own.


Repeat these affirmations as many times as it takes to actually feel them and believe them!

• Lost friendships are a part of life.

• The sudden loss of a friendship doesn’t invalidate the meaningfulness of the relationship that once was.

• Grief and mourning are normal after the loss of a good friend.

• The more important the relationship was, the longer it will take to heal.

• Every broken friendship offers lessons to inspire better ones in the future.

• Blame isn’t the answer since it impedes forgiveness and provokes anger.

• Closure doesn’t take two; it’s something I can work on independently.


Are there other affirmations that have worked for you?


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  1. sad says:

    Thank you for these. I am struggling at the moment with possibly losing the best friend I’ve ever had. I thought we would be friends forever but things have unravelled so dramatically it’s hard to fathom. I find myself feeling ashamed and embarrassed that I am so affected by a friendship break down but this blog has been so, so comforting and validating for me, so thank you 🙂

  2. April says:

    Thank you for posting these. I really needed to see that. I just wish that the end of a friendship didn’t have to be so painful.

  3. starrlife says:

    Thanks- those have lots of wisdom! I’ll have to work on it though…

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