When you leave high school you might be leaving a lot of people behind, and keeping in touch is hard, especially as you get more involved in campus activities or start studying harder for classes. A lot of the time the distance and the lack of communication causes friendships to fall apart. And let’s be real, friendship breakups hurt a lot more than normal breakups. So here are 5 tips that will hopefully help you through your friendship woes.
1. Process Your Feelings
A friendship breakup can often be unexpected, so take some time to work through how you are feeling. If you need to cry, then cry. Do whatever you need to do to sort out your feelings. It’s only after your work out how you feel that you will be able to move on.
2. Move On Gracefully
Don’t badmouth your old friend, especially if you have/had the same circle of friends. Chances are you both will keep in touch with your other friends and you don’t want to drag them in the middle of your situation.
3. Treat Yourself
There is no better time to spoil yourself than when you are going through a breakup. Use this time of sadness to go to the spa and get a fresh mani-pedi or to the salon to get a new hairstyle. Do anything that makes you happy and calm!
4. Learn a New Skill
Trying to pick up a new skill could help distract you from thinking too much about your old friend. If you always wanted to know how to cook a certain recipe or learn how to code, then start now.
5. Make New Friends or Form Stronger Bonds with Current Friends
Don’t mistake this for replacing your old friend. Sometimes to help move on from a friendship break up, it is best to go out with a few people you know. Or you could join a club or activity to make some new friends.