“A broken friendship can be a comma or a full stop. You choose.”– Source: Somewhere from the World Wide Web
Ever lost a friend, the kind with whom you could share anything under the sun? You could be your raw self and do the craziest things with them, yet have no fears of being judged. I had one some years back. A friendship I was proud of. A friendship I thought would last a lifetime. A relationship I never thought would cease.
I ain’t an authority on friendship. For that matter, on any other relationship either. Yet, the course of my life has given me a fair amount of wisdom. Like all relationships in life, friendship too is subject to the test of time. And the inevitable sometimes does happen. Years back, I walked out of a friendship that treated me unfairly. And boy, I was feeling beyond depressed!
Friendships do break
One of the reasons why friendships break, is the expectations we all place on the other person and the relationship. We fail to accept the others individuality. Things always keep changing in life, and people drift away into different paths. Thus, it is beyond anybody’s power to fit the pieces back in place.
Sometimes it’s best to move on
When any relationship turns sour, it’s worth that big attempt to make it work. But if it doesn’t, then it is best to move on. Agree we invest a lot of time, effort and emotions into it. But if feelings are not reciprocated in a similar way, there is no harm in walking out of it. It may seem daunting at first, but sooner, you realise it was the best thing to do.
Overcoming a Friendship Breakup
If you really want to get over a friendship break up, just brush your thoughts into the past and get moving building new friendships. People come and people go. And we need to keep moving on in the journey of life. Immerse yourself into something else and improve your level of confidence. Learn a new skill or get away for a while. Try a spa treatment, or do some travelling. Work on your happiness and you will wind up that miserable feeling. Comfort yourself in knowing that sometimes the pieces cannot be picked up. It could be awfully overwhelming and the pain is inevitable, but you got to push it away.
So have you ever had a friendship that turned sour? How did you overcome it?