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I think there is every piece of advice in the world when you break up with a boyfriend. My friends are there to talk to me about it, everyone has their own story to contribute. But I find when I've broken up with a friend, I'm so sad about it, miserable actually. It's like I have an expectation that you're never supposed to break up with friends, my friends are friends for life. I can't point to cheating or a concrete reason, sometimes it feels like a friend has gotten mad at me and just drops me. I'm really upset about it.

Wed. Sep 12, 1:00pm

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You should talk to this friend and tell them how you feel. Someone once put it to me this way about breaking up with friends, "Sometimes you have to pull the weeds out of the flower bed." I do know that over time we grow, evolve and change. A friend who was appropriate in your early 20s may not be on the same page (goals, morals, conducive to your new healthy lifestyle, etc.) once you reach your mid to late 30s. Just my experience anyway. Good luck to you with your friend. Hopefully you can salvage that relationship.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007, 1:22 PM

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It is natural for people to grow apart. Maybe your friend has very little free time now due to change in his/her life, or maybe they feel that the two of you were not connecting the same why you used to. As the poster above mentioned, maybe you aren't "on the same page". If it bother you, then talk to them about it. If they are a "true friend", then they will be willing to listen to you and either work through it, or explain themselves to you. good luck!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007, 1:51 PM

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sometimes the best way to preservea friendship is to let some distance in. then you have the pleasure of reconnecting with old friends.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007, 2:00 PM

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I felt the same way about a year ago when a good friend and I drifted apart. I was miserable - I had that whole Sex in the City mindset thinking we should be friends for life! Truth is, people and even the best of friends do 'break up.' But I was so torn up I actually googled - ending friendships and found some helpful stuff. One article pointed out that men and women feel differently about friendships and cited that an entire book was written about girlfriends breaking up with the side note that if a guy wrote a similar book it would, "Hey! I Used to Hangout With that Guy Once."

Wednesday, September 12, 2007, 3:06 PM

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3:06-- wow good idea of googling for advice. I should do that...and I will. I started the thread called "advice on friendships"...and I have a feeling you were one of the responders b/c you mentioned Sex and the City mindset here and in my thread.

Friday, September 14, 2007, 2:13 AM

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