Nothing is as sacred as the bond of a friendship—and that’s especially true when we’re talking about best friends. To hold the distinction of being considered someone’s best friend is nothing to be taken lightly, and can often mean a special connection that lasts a lifetime. So what exactly does it take to screw up such a unique and important relationship? Here are true stories that can shed some light on that question.
1. Pretty on the Outside, Ugly on the Inside
My best friend was no longer my best friend the moment she told me that she doesn’t like hanging out with any other girls except me, because she likes to be the prettiest girl in the room.
2. Till Marriage Do Us Part
He was the best man at my wedding. Then we both got busy for a while and didn’t have much contact for a few years. Nevertheless, I still considered him my best friend. I heard about his wedding well after the fact. I guess we’re not best friends anymore…
3. Who Done It?
I knew he was no longer my best friend when he took credit for a project that I had done, and then talked smack about it behind my back—saying that I didn’t do any of the work.
4. Through Thick and Thin?
He suddenly ghosted me right after I told him that I had a cancerous tumor. That is not a friend.
5. Time On Her Hands
We graduated from high school and she went away to college halfway across the world. Whenever she came back to visit, she always claimed to be busy when I tried to hang out with her. I later saw tons of pictures posted on Facebook of her and other girls having fun together while she was in town. So I guess that’s what she was so busy with. I left her alone after that.
6. Knowledge Is Power
My best friend sent a nude photo to my girlfriend. When she called him out for being a jerk, he replied with “He doesn’t have to know’!” Spoiler alert: I know.
7. Couch Potato
I had a best friend for 10 years, but some years ago I moved abroad. I still kept in touch with him by Xbox and text, but it was mainly me initiating it all most of the time. When I went to visit the US last year, my wife and I drove 10 hours to see him and his family. He just sat on the couch and played Destiny the entire time we were there, hardly saying a thing to us.
We left after one night, and that was kind of it. I mean, we still do talk over text every now and again, but it’s never about anything more than video game and tech news. We used to stay up having deep conversations until five in the morning. I don’t really know what happened, but I couldn’t do much more to maintain the friendship than I had already done.
8. No Tell Hotel
My former best friend locked me out of my hotel room in the middle of nowhere with no other place to stay for an entire night. Why? Because I had an argument with her over the fact that she claimed my husband kills people for a living. He is a chemist who works on developing chemotherapy, so not sure what she’s talking about. That was the last time I’ve spoken to her, and it’s been four years since.
9. I Don’t Follow
I found out that my best friend had been constantly using my Instagram account to text my ex-boyfriend pretending to be me, hoping to end my current relationship in the process of doing so. I guess she was thinking that if I didn’t have a boyfriend, I would be able to spend more time with her instead—or something equally ridiculous along those lines.
I am quite certain that she has never been slapped as hard in her life as she was the day I went to confront her about this little scheme of hers. That friendship is over now, to say the least…
10. Think of the Children!
My former best friend told me that my husband and I would make hideous babies because redheaded babies are the ugliest thing she has ever seen. Yeah, not something you say if your goal is to stay friends with someone…