I’m not going to idealize every friendship and pretend we live in some fantasy world where everybody can get along. It’s not always a shame when a friendship ends. Some friendships need to end. But, I think we can also all admit that we’ve lost some friendships we regret losing, over some issues that were pretty preventable. And good female friendships are a real shame to lose. Look: everybody can be proud. Everybody can get caught up in their careers or relationships or families. But the beauty of friendship is that, if it’s a quality one, it isn’t conditional or changing with the seasons. Your kids love you, but as teens they hate you, and as adults, they leave you entirely. Your partner loves you, but sometimes you fight, you have sexual droughts, and you can even divorce. Friendship isn’t susceptible and vulnerable to those types of changes so if you have a good one, don’t let it go. On that note, here are the top reasons female friendships fall apart (don’t let yours be one of them).
A controlling partner
When one woman gets involved with a controlling partner, everybody loses. When her friends try to warn her, she feels they aren’t supporting her relationship. Meanwhile, she runs even closer to the controlling partner, getting tangled in his web, pushing her friends away.