The Hidden Symptoms Of A Dying Friendship

Being fully aware of the state of your friendship can be very helpful in self-preservation.

 
The Hidden Symptoms Of A Dying Friendship
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When you’re younger, all you want to do is reaffirm your friendship at every given opportunity. Pinky swears, friendship bracelets, halves of a jiggered necklace and what not. But while we’re growing up, maybe we forgot to account for change. We change with time and sometimes instead of growing stronger, your friendship grows apart. No one is a stranger to an estranged friendship. Here are some hidden signs of a slowly dying friendship:

Communication Becomes One-Sided

One sided friendship is same as no friendship at all.
One sided friendship is same as no friendship at all.

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You start noticing that it is only you who ever calls or texts or even initiates a plan. Not only does your friend not call you up as before, they might even ditch more often than usual. You should take the hint and understand that maybe they’re comfortable with the distance. A few new friends among other things in their life may have occupied the majority of their time. Don’t throw a tantrum at this moment. Instead, tell them you’d like more of their time and that you miss them. Works like a charm.

You Don’t Know What’s Up In Their Life Anymore

There’s no point if you have to spy around for information on your own best friend.
There’s no point if you have to spy around for information on your own best friend.

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You hear from your friends about the major events of your former best friend’s life. That’s when you confirm the former aspect of it. Whether it is the news of them moving to a new city or a recent job promotion, if you are not on the receiving end of the first call after the good news then you know that your friendship isn’t on the same ranks as before. There’s not much you can do in this case except for being happy that they’re happy.

You Don’t Have Much To Talk About

That spark is lost and you are both suddenly disinterested in each other.
That spark is lost and you are both suddenly disinterested in each other.

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After you and your BFF have updated each other about the current on-goings in your lives, there isn’t much left to talk about. Whatever bond that you both shared that allowed you to talk nonsensical stuff is no longer the same. You might even notice that keeping a conversation flowing has started becoming stressful. Your talks are all just on the surface, nothing deep.

You Can’t Confide In Them

It just doesn’t happen naturally anymore.
It just doesn’t happen naturally anymore.

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It has been a while since you poured your heart out but you don’t know if you can trust your friend anymore. There have been incidents where they don’t prioritize the sacredness of secrecy off late. You might wonder if they are even genuinely interested in your life or hearing you out for the sake of outing you later. If you can’t trust them, your friendship is just not the same anymore. Nobody needs a sell-out! That’s not what real friends do. Boy bye.

You’re Being Replaced

You can’t hide yourself from being replaced. It just happens!
You can’t hide yourself from being replaced. It just happens!

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A classic sign and happens with everyone at some point. When you see your friend taking time to put into her newly formed friendships instead of yours, that’s when you know! For some, it is just difficult to balance between new friends and the old ones. However, if you see your friend having fun without you, it’s time to consider moving on.

If you’ve encountered these signs recently, it is time to reevaluate the terms of your friendship.