Dating your best friend and breaking up
You might find that they balance each other out, but more often than not, the reason you’ve broken up is because the cons far outweigh the pros.If the pros-and-cons list didn’t give you the clarity you need, then you have to dig deeper.Besides, there is a definite possibility that peeling back the layers from this mostly healed wound could bring up old heartbreak that may be better left buried.
We were both retail assistants in a high-end designer boutique with dreams of working in fashion someday—her as a photographer, me as a writer.When my friend and I parted ways, it was my husband who made me realize the positives.I’ve come to understand that friends rarely last forever.She was the first friend I made in that new city, and I’d never met anyone like her.
Filling that void takes time, so you owe it to yourself to take it. If there is one major positive from all of this melancholy, it’s the considerable personal benefits I gained from this experience.
In the event that my life becomes a best-selling biography (highly unlikely), the thickest chapter will be devoted to the best-friend breakup that significantly rocked my life.