Sometimes when you lose friendships you often resort to thinking, “The people who are meant to be in your life will be there, and those who aren’t meant to be won’t." That’s a very true saying but what I believe in is to never burn bridges, because you never know what will happen, and how relationships will play out.
For example my sister Casey! I call her my sister and not my best friend because, our relationship is a closer bond than just best friends! I know this because no matter what happens in our friendship, or fights we get into... we always find our way back together. The important thing is never burning the bridge that we have. No matter what, our relationship will never end because we leave a bridge that leads us back together, and I guess that’s what she taught me from years of being sisters.
Another would be in your professional life, burning bridges can really change what your life can be, “You’re one choice away from a different life." That’s very true as well. Burning bridges can affect this immensely, you don’t know how someone may play an important role in your life, or if they will be an important key in your life in the future so cutting all ties from them will probably be life changing, you just don’t know...
The important thing to understand is that you don’t have to force yourself to keep people in your life that don’t need to be there. Especially if they are toxic, or you simply do not think that you are compatible. Though, sometimes you do not need to completely burn bridges with people who can possibly be a positive part of your life, and when the time comes you’ll be able to tell how you’ll handle it.