It’s always hard to imagine something coming between a friendship but even strong relationships crack sometimes—and it’s devastating.
Why does it hurt so acutely when we split with a close friend? It makes us question ourselves. Sadness and anger are likely two of the emotions brewing; there is also fear, guilt, confusion. If we feel undermined or betrayed, we may ask ourselves if we knew the friend as well as we thought, or if we misjudged her character. If we ourselves have caused the fissure, we self-criticize. _ Dr. Carder Stout