FRIENDSHIP BREAKUPS | Have You Ever Experienced One?

Friendship breakups are like feeling a creeping dull stubborn ache in your side, while it’s mostly ignorable it never goes away. Unlike romantic breakups that feel like grabbing a super hot pan straight from the stove with your bare hands, a sharp pain that eventually subsides and heals.

There are no sad songs to listen to in friendship breakups or long lonely car rides to embark on, no sad TV shows to binge while you stuff your face with chocolate and red velvet cakes or maybe the sweetest caramel popcorn just to stay distracted, there are no routines -with friends. 

How do you move on from someone you once cry-laughed with? Shared your vulnerabilities with? Your secrets? One who was there through every romantic heartbreak or happy moment? 

How do you say -I got dumped by my friend?

Friendship breakups

To move on you have to choose to lose more friends because you both ran in the same circles. 

When it comes to making friends, I’m what you call lousy. Most people say I’m a snub and they wonder how I make friends. You see, the difficult part for me is making them, but the moment someone becomes my friend they have my entire heart and soul. Through thick and thin until you decide I’m not enough. 

But why wasn’t I enough? Why won’t you tell me you’ve grown away from the friendship? Why ghost someone you call your friend?


You see, I have experienced friendship breakups I could write a book on it. There’s no room to use the line “it’s not you, it’s me”. Your heartbreak can’t be shared, because unlike romantic breakups how do you explain you weren’t good enough to a friend?

So, I’ve decided to adopt the Yom Kippur prayer, for every form of heartbreak I feel and not just friendship breakups. 

I forgive you. I forgive me. 

For outgrowing me, for losing interest in you, for anything annoying, backstabbing, hurtful, offensive either one of us must have said to each other. 

I forgive you. I forgive me. 

For being flawed humans. For having new goals that don’t align with each other, for choosing ourselves first before the friendship. 

I forgive you. I forgive me. 



Uchechi Chidi-Amadi also known as Ucheyy is a digital creator, social media manager, and SEO expert with a degree in Civil Engineering. She's been blogging since 2015, and with the knowledge, she has gotten over the years from both courses and personal experience, she is on a journey to showing creatives how to excel in the industry. A restaurant hopper and a full-time strawberry daiquiri lover, Ucheyy makes work seem fun.


  • Kamsi

    This is the worst kind of breakups. I used to have a friend from way back, almost 10 years of friendship and one day out of the blues she just stopped talking to me or responding to my calls. I see her and another friend I introduced her to doing things we planned on doing and even sharing on Instagram without caring about how I’ll feel. I’m thinking of blocking them, but right now social media and the memories is all I am left with. Sad.

    • Uchechi Chidi-Amadi

      This is sad! I’m sorry you’re feeling this way, and I can’t tell you it’ll be fine but best believe, you are yet to meet the best people in life yet. Hold on to happy memories, but cut off any means that’ll bring you sadness. Sending you my love ❤️

      • Bread

        What makes friendship break ups sadder is the fact that you see them happier without you.. bruhhhh we were supposed to be happy together. And now you can’t tell people that because.. I mean .. you guys are just supposed to be friends so people don’t expect you to feel that much pain, meanwhile you know you feel worse.

        • Uchechi Chidi-Amadi

          It’s really sad! I take consolation in knowing that I had beautiful memories with them, and now our chapter is over and I still have a whole lot of other chapters left in my book which means I’ll still meet people who’ll cherish having me in their lives. Of course it’ll hurt at the beginning, but not forever. Sending you all my love.

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