How do you get rid of a friend?
May 15, 2005 10:45 AM Subscribe
How do you get rid of a friend? Once upon a time I was carefree when it came to making friends, now I'm a little more discriminating when it comes to who I want to spend my time with.
posted by thefinned1 to Human Relations (29 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I feel guilty when old friends call me and I never call back but the cold hard truth is I don't ever feel the need to talk to these people again.
I feel like it would be rude to call them back and say I don't ever need to / want to talk to you again. At the same time I know if I call them back and chat a bit it will only encourage further contact be it on the phone, in person or online.
What should I do - stay friends, continue to ignore their calls until they stop calling (which never seems to happen) or find a way to let them know how I feel.
What would you do in my situation?
If someone wanted to end a friendship with you how would you prefer they do it?