Hi. I'm Fay de Moyshant, here with you from Social Skills to discuss the sticky topic of how to end a friendship. Ending a friendship is never easy. There are three general scenarios that can occur as you end a friendship. One is having a face-to-face verbal exchange where you, most likely in the midst of an angry situation or a fury, you tell the person that you don't want to be friends, and you explain why you don't want to be friends.
Another scenario might be just ending a friendship, stopping communicating with someone, and basically ending it without giving them any reason, which is one that I really don't suggest. The other is starting to kind of wind down a friendship, which is basically winding down the communication or slowing the communication down, slowing down the amount of time that you spend with a person, slowing down your contact with the person, which hopefully and eventually starts to wind down the friendship that you want to end. And that's probably the softest way to end a friendship. And those are three ways that you can do the really difficult task of ending a friendship.