HomeFriends Relationship QuestionsHow to tell my friend that I no longer want them around me?
Roy Murray asked 1 month ago

I used to be really good friends with John but lately, he's been acting really strange. He's always talking about himself and he doesn't seem to care about anyone else. I've tried talking to him about it but he doesn't seem to listen. I don't want to be friends with him anymore but I don't know how to tell him.

1 Answers
Rila Thomas Staff answered 1 month ago

It can be really tough to tell a friend that you don't want them around anymore, but sometimes it's necessary. If you've tried talking to them about their behavior and they're not listening.

If you're feeling like your friend is more of a burden than a joy, it may be time to have a conversation about your relationship. You might say something like, "I'm not sure if you've noticed, but our friendship has been feeling a little off lately. I care about you and I want us to be able to talk about things, but it feels like you're only interested in yourself. I'm not sure if that's something you can change or not, but I need some distance for now."

It's possible that your friend will be hurt by your words, but it's important, to be honest about how you're feeling. If they care about you, they'll understand. If not, then it's probably better to end the friendship anyway.