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THE SWAMP GODDESS® GUIDE TO MENOPAUSAL MAYHEM AND AGING ANGST
BLOG #43 by Wendy Kyman, Ph.D.
MY MIDLIFE FRIENDSHIP IS OVER
The decision has been made.
After trying your best, you are ending a friendship.
Various attempts to save it were unsuccessful.
You tried a 'cooling off' period - a friendship break.
Most of the problems were not resolved.
You had The Big Talk.
It did not go well.
Keep in mind:
letting go of what we do not want - difficult friendships,
creates space for what we do want - quality friendships.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
If you decide to end a friendship, expect some surprises.
You may occasionally miss your former friend.
This is to be expected.
Usually, the feelings fade as you move forward and create quality friendships.
How do you anticipate feeling once the friendship is over?
Will you be sad, relieved, angry, exhilarated ...?
NEXT WEEK'S TOPIC
MIDLIFE FRIENDSHIP IMPOSSIBILITY
... no she didn't ...
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