Wondering how to end a friendship? You’re not alone.
We’re all about thriving in life here on Life as a Dare, and that includes in our friendships. But not all friendships are thriving. Sometimes, though, even when we know a friendship is bad for us, it’s really hard to let go.
But I think it’s very important to be able to let go. Here’s the thing: we’re living in a very connected age. Everyone’s on multiple social media sites, we’ve all got cell phones with us 24/7, and it’s just a cultural norm to be keeping tabs on what everyone we’ve ever met is up to these days. There’s no escaping people anymore!
When our parents were kids, if you moved to a different city for college, you just kind of accepted that your friendship was going to fade. All you had to keep in touch was phone calls with obscene long-distance charges and snail mail. Which wasn’t even called snail mail back then–it was just mail.
But now, there’s no natural end point for any relationship. You’ve always got facebook, skype, or texting to keep in touch. So where we used to be able to just naturally accept when a friendship was coming to a close, now there’s pressure to put a lot of time and energy into keeping up with people that was never there before.
There are a lot of really good reasons to let a friendship end. I actually did a video on it this week, where I talked about when you should end a friendship: [Read more…]