Recently, a group of friends and I were talking about people in our lives who we had fallen out of sorts with.
My one friend shared how she was tired of, in some friendships, always being the one who had to reach out to make plans and stay connected, and that she didn’t get much from those people’s friendships anymore.
Another friend asked me if I thought it was okay to end a friendship with someone who’d made a snide comment about her to a mutual friend, and had also been acting rude and standoffish with her recently.
My answer to all of this is a resounding yes.
Yes, we have the right to end friendships with people when they are no longer adding value to our lives.
Whether a friendship has become one-sided, the person has become an energy-sucking vampire, or the two of you have just grown apart because your lives have drifted in different directions, when a relationship is no longer serving our highest good, it’s perfectly okay to end it.
But, there is a right way and a wrong way to do this.