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The Memoirist

The Language of Losing Friends

We often don’t have words to describe the end of a friendship

Photo by Berkan Küçükgül on Unsplash

We have a lot of words to describe how relationships end. Divorce. Breakup. Death. Each has a distinct connotation (for better or worse).

We don’t have a similar vocabulary to describe the end of a friendship — at least, none that paints such an obvious scene in our minds. Perhaps…

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Anna Burgess Yang

Anna Burgess Yang

Productivity geek + remote work advocate. #5amwritersclub frequent flyer. • https://annabyang.start.page