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How To Break Up With Your Friend

A friend should be supportive, honest, trustworthy, and fun to be around. If you need to thin the herd, here's how to do it with tact.


  • Step 1: Allow your friend to ask any questions that they may have.
  • Step 2: Be positive and do not put all of the blame on your friend.
  • Step 3: Look to the future and begin building new relationships where both sides benefit.
  • FACT: The average person has a social network of about 150 people.
  • TIP: Be respectful with your words.
  • Step 4: Stick to the concerns that you have and avoid arguing.
  • TIP: Treat it like breaking up with a boyfriend or girlfriend.
  • Step 5: Practice what you are going to say.
  • Step 6: Be direct and honest about your feelings.
  • Step 7: Meet with your friend in person to break up with them. Do not discuss your issues over social networking sites, by mail, or through text messaging.

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