People Reveal Why They Don’t Talk To Their “Best Friend” Anymore (20 Stories)

What’s a little jihad among friends?

Losing your best friend can be heartbreaking.

The reasons behind the end of any relationship are often very personal. Ideally, a best friend will be with you through thick and through thin… but these stories tell us differently. Redditor _haxden91 _got the proverbial ball rolling with the following question:

Why don’t you talk to your once “best friend” anymore?

They said WHAT?!?

I have a daughter with a genetic disorder, who was really sick when she was born, which was shocking to everyone because we had no idea anything was wrong. As we were processing and grieving she (ex best friend) told me:

“My mom and me think that she’s a punishment from God for your past sins.”


Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.

She was maid of honor in my wedding. After, I would try to make plans with her for lunch or whatever, and she always canceled the day of. Never gave a reason just “oh I forgot I can’t, some other time”. I realized I was the only one putting in any effort so I just stopped trying to do things with her. I figured if she wanted to do something she’d get ahold of me.

I got married in July of this year, haven’t heard from her since.

via effincourtney

Wonder if his “issues at home” were related.

Let him move in because of issues at his home. Started missing money and found used syringes IN MY SHOES


The energy sucker

She’s toxic. Another friend of mine described her as an energy sucker, which I found to be really accurate. She always has to have attention from men, even if that means causing needless drama to get them to focus on her. She’s difficult to deal with because of this need for attention. I love her, and she knows me better than 98% of the people in my life but as we’ve gotten older her adult mode hasn’t clicked on while mine has and it’s hard for me to spend time with her because our priorities are so different now.


Sobriety is no good for friendships.

I got sober. I never realized how fast “friends” can drop you, until I wasn’t up for smoking all day and getting drunk every night.


No thanks.

He became a domestic abuser. Started hitting his girlfriends in high school. No thanks.


No non-moms allowed.

She had a baby, and then one day we were having lunch and she told me “You know, I only want to hang out with other moms from now on.” I didn’t quite get the hint, but she ignored all my texts and emails for a few months and I finally realized what she was trying to tell me back there.