Post # 1
I have come to the conclusion that I don’t really want to be friends with someone who I have been very close with for many years. I feel bad but I would essentially like to break off our friendship yet I feel terrible having these thoughts.
Lately one of my close friends has been a complete downer, always reminding me how he doesn’t have many friends and yelling at me everytime I mention anyone in my life. He has expressed interest in new business ventures that long story short, are straight up illegal. I found myself to be completely disgusted and everytime I get a text or a call, I try not to answer. I feel like I owe him an explanation yet I think I’m the bad friend, leaving someone who doesn’t have many close friends to begin with. Any advice?
Post # 3
I think you need to rip the band-aid off and be honest with him. there is no “nice” way of doing this. think about it– whenever you have been on the receiving end of a breakup, your ex immediately became the bad person no matter what, right?
if your friend actually disgusts you, then do you really care what he thinks of you?
(edit) besides– maybe this will be a wake up call for your friend to turn his life around.
Post # 4
I care because I don’t want to hurt him, we were best friends for years and I know I can’t just fade away without an explanation.
Post # 5
there is no way you can break up with anyone w/o hurting them. sorry, but it’s true. like I said, be honest so that it might be a wake up call for him to turn his life around.
if he really was your best friend, are you that ready to give up on him? have you ever tried giving him advice? sometimes people don’t notice it when they are being jerks or downers. I know it sounds weird, but people can be really blind about themselves and need the obvious stated to them.
Post # 6
He’s obviously going through a rough time, why would you leave out to dry like that? If you were a TRUE friend, you would try and help him through his “funk”