Woman’s Day – Surviving a best friend breakup

Published: July 20, 2012 | Last Updated: October 28, 2012 By | Reply Continue Reading

By Natasha Burton

Summer 2012

Find out how to cope if you and a close friend have a falling out

Google “break-up” and you’ll see, among mentions of the 2006 romcom starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn, a slew of websites and articles devoted to getting over an ex-lover. What you won’t easily find, however, is information on a type of split that experts say can be just as devastating, maybe even more so, than the dissolving of a romantic relationship-the best friend break-up.

Whether your gal pal moved away and you lost touch, or the two of you had a falling out, a best friend break-up can really take its toll – mainly because these relationships are much more impactful than we realize…

Thus, losing a girlfriend can be an extremely lonely experience, says Irene S. Levine, Ph.D., author of Best Friends Forever: Surviving A Break-Up With Your Best Friend. “One of the things that makes [a friend break-up] really difficult is that there is no one to talk to about it. The person you’d most want to talk to is the person you broke up with.”

Read more: Breaking Up With A Friend – Best Friend Break Up – Woman’s Day

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