Fights That Break Up Friendships

September 6, 2019  |  
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Because best friends know each other so well, their fights can cut the deepest. Your friend knows exactly what’s wrong with you. Trust me—she does. Right now, if you asked her, she could tell you exactly what mistakes you are making that are holding you back from having the life you really want and deserve. Of course, most humans don’t communicate like that. Instead, we find subtle (or we think they’re subtle) ways to let you know over a long period of time that you should perhaps make this or that change. Well, that is where best friends again are special: sometimes their patience just runs out for tolerating your BS and they call it like they see it. Some best friendships can survive the honesty and are stronger for it, while others, well, they don’t make it. Here are fights that break up many best friendships.

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Business betrayal

It’s not the best idea to go into business with a friend, but if you do decide to, there is this little dynamic that could pop up: you leave another friend in the dust. You decide to write the book with this friend, and not the other friend. You decide to open the restaurant with this friend, and not the other. Or, you simply decide to work with a stranger, when your good friend is a well-trained professional who would have been right for the job. These types of perceived betrayals can end a friendship.

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