How long does it take to get over a friend breakup? There is no way to know exactly how long it will take you to get over a friendship breakup. Research shows that it typically takes around 6 months to go through the five major stages of grief: disbelief, a desire to reconnect, anger, depression, and acceptance.
Why are best friend breakups so hard? Friendship breakups can be particularly challenging because a close friend is someone who you rely on for emotional support, continuity, socialization, and processing, says Akua Boateng, PhD, a Philadelphia-based psychologist. Friends can even become family, if not something pretty darn close to it.
How do you deal with closing friends ending?
- Let your feelings flow, without self-judgment.
- Go no contact – and reconnect with old friends instead.
- Try some exercises for closure.
- Give yourself permission to move on.
- Put yourself out there, and make new friends!
Why do some friendship break up? Circumstances: Your lives have changed (no longer working together, going to the same school, etc.). Distance: You’ve grown apart in terms of interests or commitments. Lying: Your friend is deceitful. Negativity: Your friend spends more time cutting you down than building you up.