Best friends for life! That's the motto. Friends before lovers because lovers come and go. The list of friendship mantras is endless. So you would think that means everyone sees their relationships with the people they call their closest, not blood related, chosen family will be endless. No expirations date. Sadly this is not always the case. Sometimes people do just come and go in your life, actually the older you get you realize most people come and go and ninety percent of the time, the going is the best thing that happens. It's not the happiest fact but it is often the sanest. Life is long, you can have many besties.

Redditor u/HairyFaithlessness was interested in hearing some the best reasons behind... Why don't you talk to your once "best friend" anymore? Pay attention for yourself in these. Red flags are afoot.


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Because she's mad that I was diagnosed with depression and an anxiety disorder, so that means less time spent with her, but also because she's one of the factors of why I have an anxiety disorder in the first place.

That's why I resorted to putting that distance between us. I kind of feel bad because I never took the time to explain why I did what I did, but I don't think she'll understand and will just get even madder (she's my best friend, I know how her reactions are, it's just gonna be like that time, yeah, something similar happened before and she was pissed). Plus, I like where we both stand now - not totally fallen apart, but not exactly super close either. She's right where I need her to be, for the sake of my mental health. aristagrey

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She was doing coke on a night out, got paranoid about my behavior for some reason (apparently I was flirting with her and didn't make an effort with any of her friends) and then 'dumped' me via text a few days later before we were due to meet for dinner. 14 years of friendship gone just like that. Eskatrene

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