What do you do when a relationship has run it’s course? They’ve done nothing wrong, you’ve done nothing wrong, there just doesn’t seem to be any interest left.
If you are extremely lucky then you’ll both come to the same conclusion at around the same time and the friendship gently fades into the background and becomes fond memories.
In this ideal scenario you can bump into each other in the street and stop for a hug and a quick chat, or be at the same social gathering, (e.g a mutual friends wedding or a public event) and reminisce with ease about the good times you had. No pressure to schedule a meet up, no guilt about having lost touch, just a mutual understanding that life moves on.
But when one of you feels differently the entire situation can end up an emotional train wreck for both parties.
There’s simply no polite way to explain that you don’t want to meet up anymore..
You’ve had some great times but maybe you don’t have the same interests these days. Perhaps traits that never bothered you before have become toxic, and you’ve always known and accepted them but feel you need to distance yourself now.
It could be one of you has outgrown the other, your tastes or attitudes have changed and you just don’t gel nowadays.
Sometimes, and though it sounds harsh it is true- there just isn’t enough time. I know they say you should MAKE TIME and if you want your friendship to continue then you definitely should. But actually you don’t have to.
My question is though, what is the right way to go about it?