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What to do When You Lose a Best Friend

Breakups between best friends can hurt. They may leave you feeling hopeless. After a big fight or misunderstanding, two good friends may wind up going their separate ways if the matter isn’t resolved. Getting through this situation is hard, but not impossible. Here are a few tips on what to do when you lose a best friend. 

Accept the Situation

The first step in solving a problem is accepting that you have a problem. Losing the person that you always hung out with, or share your secrets with, sucks. Moving on becomes easier once you accept the situation isn’t the end of the world. 

Create Possibilities to Meet New Friends

When the friend you lost was the person you did just about everything with, the need to feel that again will be strongest. Join a community where you stand a great chance to meet new people.

Take Your Time

You might have the urge to find another friend to show your former friend that you have gotten over them. If this urge comes up, resist it. To avoid a similar situation from repeating itself with another friend, reevaluates what went wrong to have clarity on how to sustain future friendships.

Do Something New

After losing your best friend do not sit indoors and sulk all day. Boredom exacerbates the sad feelings. Now is not the time to let your sad feelings overwhelm you. It can possibly lead to depression. On the contrary, staying busy will make you get through missing your former bosom buddy. 

Embrace a Growth Mindset

There could be some good in losing your bestie. This could be an opportunity to use the experience of the breakup to become a more powerful person. Taking some time to reflect on what happened in your former friendship would go a long way in making you a better person. 

There you have it! Above are some of the things you can do when you lose a best friend. Losing a best friend can be unthinkable. But it happens to almost everyone at some point and it can be an overwhelming and emotional experience. However, do not be afraid to put yourself back out there. Go out and engage in tasks that will make you get over them. In due time you will have a new pal who will fill the void.