So How Do You Break Up With Your Best Mate?
Dr Arthur explains that you need to weigh up whether it’s better to stick with it or let your friendship go: ‘Letting go frequently pays high psychological dividends. However, be cautious – weigh up the pros and cons as it might be far better to demonstrate your own values, such as empathy or forgiveness, before cutting them off completely.' Deep breath – here are the do’s and don’ts of dumping…
DO take your time to think about it
If you’ve been friends with someone for a really long time it might be worth giving it another shot. Some people do deserve one last chance.
Don’t DO it by email
You need to talk face to face and treat them with respect, even if you don’t want to see them any more.
DO arrange to meet up at a neutral Venue
It’s important that you get everything off your chest, but be sure to do it in a quiet, calm place.
Don’t involve Others
You don’t want to be friends with them any longer, but that doesn’t mean all your other mates have to get dragged in.