Being dumped by a friend is the ultimate blow, so you need to handle this awkward interaction as gracefully as possible. Explain that it is not him you are rejecting but the way the two of you interact. Be honest and nice so that both of you get out of the confrontation with your dignity intact. “This reduces the potential of despair related to the end of an intimate relationship”.
“Sometimes, however, it’s not possible to end a toxic friendship slowly. The situation requires a dramatic and sudden action.” For example, if a friend steals from you, confrontation is pretty much unavoidable. You need to say your piece, but in a way that will not fuel a vendetta. Make it clear that what he has done is unacceptable and that you can no longer be friends with him, but try to stay cool( tough to do but so worth it)without resorting to slurs and insults.
The least stressful way to end a friendship is to try to gently phase it out of your life. Being busy when they suggest hanging out may mean that take the hint. This way, everyone saves face-the two of you just drifted apart. “Big confrontations may be dramatic, but after the excitement has diminished, those involved may feel residual anger that takes a lot longer to fade away than if the ending were handled in a more subtle, graceful way”.
Ask your self, DO YOU REALLY WANT TO DUMP HIM?
Is this person going through something that you don’t want to be part of right now or his behavior so awful that you never want to see him again? If he is going through a tough time, then it may not be a good time to judge his worthiness as a pal. Think it through carefully, because once you dump a friend, there is little chance of reconciliation.
No matter how terrible your friend’s behaviour is, it’s natural to feel guilty for wanting to end it. Focus on why you want to end the relationship-if your buddy can’t respect your feelings or boundaries, he isn’t really a friend.
Being dumped by a friend is the ultimate blow, so you need to handle this awkward interaction as gracefully as possible. Explain that it is not him you are rejecting but the way the two of you interact.
Here’s how to do it the right way:
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