Breaking up is hard enough, but breaking up with a friend? Now that's a whole other mess. You have years of history together (and the first grade pictures to prove it), way more than you'd have with an s.o.. But there's no rule that says you have to be friends forever, even if you really do care about your friend. Sometimes, you grow apart, sometimes you lose touch, and sometimes, well, your friend goes crazy, and it's just time to sever ties for your own sanity. Not sure if your friendship is heading for the pits? Here are the top five warning signs:
1.) Your friend is always borrowing things from you and never returning them. While you, of course, want them to look good at the dance, and, yes, your top would be perfect, you don't have to say yes to everything. Go ahead and be a little selfish, and don't be a doormat! It isn't a cute look for anyone.
2.) They steal your significant other. Of the friend commandments, this is number one: Thou Shalt Not Poach Thy Buddy's Honey. Those who do not abide, set aside.
3.) They talk about themselves constantly. If you've had a rough day, and all your friend wants to talk about is how dope the Yankees game was, that's a problem. A friend is there for you, not Derek Jeter.
4.) They say nasty stuff about you behind your back. If your bestie is telling the soccer team how annoying you are, that's gonna be an issue. Even if you find yourself annoying sometimes, the whole world doesn't need to know about it: No one's perfect, and your dirty laundry is yours alone to share. Even that super stained shirt you wouldn't sleep in if it was the last article clothing left to you (but maybe don't share that one).
5.) You always fight. If you can't chill without getting into a tussle, whether it's about algebra homework, or Ed Westwick, it may be time to end it. No one agrees all the time, obviously, but shouty talk isn't talk talk. If you can't hug it out, then why are you hanging out?
Have you ever had to break up with a friend? What was the straw that broke the camel's back?