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.


Hello.... PSYCHO!!! 

Mine would dump all her problems (that she created) on me, feel better, and then run off and do the same stupid stuff again. If I tried to give myself space, she would stalk me. When I finally ended it, she smeared dog poop on my mother-in-law's car handles. Made up rumors about me. And then begs to be friends again. I shut that down. Some days I miss her but I don't regret it. Be glad it's over and now you know what signs to look for in other would be friends. yellowmew

You never know all people... 

Mnph. After my dad died, mom was leaning on friends to help. Our best family friends (the parents, rather) were suddenly never available, and some ACQUAINTANCES were suddenly the most caring people alive. I remember spending an insane amount of time with them, and it took awhile for me to realize from some bits and pieces my mom had slipped that it was because she needed help, and they gave it gladly

You never know who your best friends truly are until you need help. teslorenoob

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