There's no doubt that friendships are hard to end. However, it is necessary. I've learned that as you age and mature everyone doesn't grow at the same pace you do. Some people continue to do the same shit for years and being around that type of energy can bee draining.
My mom always told me "you are lucky if you have one good friend in life." I never understood her words until now as an adult. Monica, another good friend, also mentioned that "everyone is not an everything friend." Her quote stood out to me a lot because it's true.
Sometimes we think that every friend we have is an "everything" friend and they are not. Some people are going out friends, shopping friends, business friends, coffee friends, high school friends, college friends and the list goes on and on.
If you are feeling the need to part ways from a friend here are some helpful tips:
I think falling back slowly but surely is a start to leaving a toxic friend without hurting their feelings. Begin seeing and talking to them less frequently.
I try to bee as blunt as possible now. You can simply tell the person you need space.
Start surrounding yourself with positive people who influence you.
Try to leave the friendship with no drama because it's better that way.
Reflect back on what you learned in this friendship.