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Ending friendship like a grown-up

I’d like to get some outside opinions on managing the probable end of a friendship with a formerly very close friend, without (any more) melodrama or middle-school emotional antics. I will definitely see her at a mutual friend’s birthday in a couple of months, and I may see her infrequently (e.g. a few times a year) on an ongoing basis. [more inside]
posted by Kpele on Jul 21, 2014 - 28 answers

Breaking up with a borderline friend

My friend has a long history of BPD. After many years we have moved in different directions and I no longer want to deal with her drama and lies. But I also don't want to make things worse for her. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 4, 2014 - 15 answers

Our friendship never recovered - what can I learn?

I told my friend I'd developed feelings for her. She didn't reciprocate - but we said we'd still be friends. Within three weeks we're at each other's throats and now it's all over. What the heck happened? [more inside]
posted by Henners91 on Apr 2, 2014 - 103 answers

A friend is need is a friend in need.

Should I try to repair this friendship or let it fizzle and move on? I met my friend T about 9 years ago in college and we were close friends for about the last 6 years. Ahe was always more outgoing compared to me (I am a bit of a loner). Long details inside, thanks for taking the time to read... [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen on Mar 22, 2013 - 19 answers

Mutual friend suffers in aftermath of breakup

Perhaps I’m too blinded by my own sadness to recognize a needed intervention and a friend who is also hurting. Any advice on how to stop wallowing and suck it up for the sake of the friendship? [more inside]
posted by cleanslate on Mar 13, 2013 - 13 answers

Makeout Romance to Friend Zone--Do I go to party now?

Should I go to a party even though I've been downgraded to "friend zone"? [more inside]
posted by LemonGardot on Jul 13, 2012 - 37 answers

I think my friend should probably break up with her boyfriend. Can I/Should I/How do I tell her?

I'm worried about my friend - I am afraid she going to marry a guy she doesn't like or respect. Any recommendations for things I can say or do to encourage her to take a critical look at the relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2012 - 31 answers

Gossip girl

Asking for the wife: she wants to break up with a friend, she is not sure how she should do it. [more inside]
posted by Marduk on Jan 23, 2012 - 15 answers

How Do You "Break Up" with Another Dude?

How Do You "Break Up" with Another Dude? I think I remember my present problem turning up on Seinfeld or Friends or something, which makes sense because it's kind of absurd. When a romantic relationship no longer functions, there are some established processes and social mores. When a regular friendship maybe needs to end or be heavily renegotiated, the way to proceed is much less clear. Help? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Apr 30, 2011 - 36 answers

Help a sister out

Did I do the right thing by telling a friend off about her abusive ex? If not...how to fix, please? [more inside]
posted by motsque on Oct 8, 2010 - 15 answers

Friend or what?

Is a fair-weather friend worth keeping? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 15, 2010 - 26 answers

Helping a friend after her first-ever breakup

How can I help a friend through her first-ever breakup? [more inside]
posted by Jacen Solo on Jun 25, 2009 - 28 answers

Help me break up with a friend in the least messy / most responsible way possible.

Help me break up with a friend in the least messy / most responsible way possible. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2008 - 22 answers

Friend + kiss = now + history

What do I do about an old friend who wants to get back together with his old girlfriend, who I am now pursuing? They broke up a long time ago. [more inside]
posted by rhizome on Oct 26, 2006 - 30 answers

Being there for a long-distance friend

How can I be there for a long-distance friend who's going through a devastating breakup? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 12, 2005 - 14 answers

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