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05 Apr 2006

Letting go In a nice way
How do you tell a friend that you have known for 6 years that the friendship is over but in a nice way. Through out the 6 years we have had constant fights and i have been blamed for everything, there is also no trust in the friendship. Everytime we reunite maybe 3 or 6 months later we promise that the past will not be brought up but it does and i end up getting hurt again. I am actually at the stage were i just egnore the phone calls and emails but i know that i need to say something. What do i say?
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Hardly a fulfilling sort of friendship is it --- not even genuinely friendly ? Surely you simply talk with them calmly and pleasantly, and say that you two have so often tried to make a go of it, but it never works for long, and you have been hurt by this too often ; that you wish him/her the best for the future, but don't want him/her to contact you again. Pencil's more gradual but equally firm approach could work, too --- if you have the patience, and if he/she is sufficiently perceptive, which doesn't sound like the case here
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