7 Key Signs Your Friendship Is Over And It's Time To Move On

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Sorry to break it to you, but not all friendships last forever — no matter how many times you scribbled "BFF" on your notebook. If you don’t believe me, ask yourself how many of your high school friends are still your besties. Exactly. It’s not a bad thing. People change and move on.

There are definite signs that signal a friendship ending. Often times, though, many ignore them and continue trying to be buddies with people who have checked out and moved on. Don’t be that person. We don’t want you to be that person. That's why we're here to spell it out for you. Here are seven definite signs that your friend has moved on and it’s about time you moved on too.

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Decreasing Invites

Birthdays have come and gone and you've not heard a peep about a party, but you saw them check in somewhere on Facebook? Yeah, when you're literally on the outside looking in via social media, then that's a big sign they don't want you around for the big moments in their lives. If they also have stopped inviting you to things as small as brunch, then you know something is up.

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Dull Conversations

When (and if) you do hang out and have nothing to talk about aside from general things because you don’t know (or seem to care) what is really going on in one another’s lives, then it’s time the talking just ends altogether.

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Silent On Socials

It may seem crazy to think this is an indication of someone ghosting you as a friend, but when someone goes from liking all your posts to not even liking one...that typically means you're not worth keeping on their radar.

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Texts Are Minimal To None

Your phone hasn't gotten any interaction with them in days, weeks, maybe even months? That's not good. Not to mention, they take more than a lifetime to get back to you when you very well know they always have their phone in their hands. They’re just ignoring you at that point.

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They’re Always Busy

If you’ve tried to get together with them and they are suddenly the busiest bee in the hive, then you have to get the hint sooner than later that they aren't about to clear their calendar for you or your friendship anymore. Time to find someone who isn’t always "busy."

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You’re Always Fighting

Say you actually do hang out, but all you do is argue left and right. That is not healthy for anyone. There is no need to sit and endure that longer than you have to. It's better to say goodbye and leave with a healthy state of mind.

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Maturity Levels Aren’t Synced

Not maturing at the same rate as someone can put a huge strain on a friendship. If one person is still in their party phase, while the other is becoming a parent, then they are going to eventually be on different paths that will not cross without work. If you both aren’t willing to put in the work, the friendship will cease to exist.

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KENDRA BELTRAN

Growing up in a double wide trailer in the middle of a California desert, Kendra used her smarts to go to college. Only she didn't realize that adulthood was the next stop after graduation. Struggling to start any sort of career out of a makeshift degree, she fell into blogging. Experiencing a multitude of highs and lows on that path...she wouldn't trade it for a typical 9-5 ever. Today she spends her days writing while simultaneously going back and forth between binging Frasier and The Office.

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