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19 People Share Funny and Serious Reasons They Stopped Talking to Someone

Cutting people out of your life is undoubtedly one of the hardest things you will have to do regarding those around you. Whether it’s a romantic relationship, a friendship, or a family bond, you shouldn’t be ashamed just to burn every bridge between you and them. When their patterns are affecting you badly, and they show absolutely no willingness to learn and get better, that’s your sign. On the other hand, you should not go to the other side and start cutting people off for the smallest reasons.

  • I had the best group of friends. We talked about how we were better than other groups of friends because we were the family we chose. Big vacations, Thanksgiving dinners, everything. Then a big pile of bad things hit my life.
    When I asked for help, no one helped. I literally had someone say they couldn’t be my friend because they were too happy. Another asked why I was so sad. Turns out they weren’t really my friends. I cut them out. It is lonely, but I am better off for it. devobat / Reddit
  • A friend of mine was a serial cheater. He would cheat on his girlfriend, then start dating the girl he was cheating with, and then cheat on that girl, and so on. Well, he started dating this one amazing girl who was kind of in our circle of friends.
    And, he cheated on her too, and while trying to force him to confess to her, one of the people in our group got tired of waiting and told her. I remained friends with her, and I told him how much I despise cheaters. This was the final straw. Canadianry / Reddit
  • One of my best “friends” decided she was too tired to see me before I moved to another continent, knowing she wouldn’t see me for at least a year. The last word I said to her was “okay.” niicii77 / Reddit
  • I cut her out because she was constantly choosing her boyfriends over our friendship, and us hanging out was only convenient for her when she wasn’t in a relationship. bobbypellitt / Reddit
  • Saw my best friend pretty much every week for around 8 years, and it got to the point where 99% of the time, I organized everything, but I didn’t mind. It was just how it went.
    Then I ended up with a really nasty concussion and didn’t really talk to anyone or leave the house much for 3 months. As I started to come back, I realized she was pretty much the only person I knew who didn’t try in any way to see if I was OK. Never messaged her again. silverpigeon97 / Reddit
  • When I cut like a GROUP of friends out of my life, they didn’t care at the beginning as they were treating me badly and really asked me questions that made me sad in a hurtful way. Then like 8 months later, one started texting me, but I didn’t reply, and they tried talking nice to me because they just wanted some help from me. D***Kee75 / Reddit
  • I’ve helped 10 different friends when they needed help moving. One time, I had to take a day off to help them move. The day I needed my friends to help me move, only 4 of them came, and the rest came later when the party started. It was pretty easy to filter them out, but it was hard to cut them off. Qwertyzor01 / Reddit
  • I stopped talking to someone cause they kept typing “your” instead of “you’re.” I didn’t tell them that, though. butterkoala / Reddit
  • I stopped messaging someone because they asked me what 2 life goals I wanted to accomplish in the next 10 years, and it seemed so emotionally laborious to answer that I just didn’t bother. It also made me kind of depressed because I seriously doubt I’ll achieve those goals. Nyithra / Reddit
  • I started a chat with a woman, and I mentioned offhand that I was traveling overseas for work at the time. She asked if that was common, and I truthfully answered no, that this has been an outlying year in terms of work travel. She said, “I don’t date guys who travel for work,” and stopped responding. krmcelli / Reddit
  • I inherited some money and bought myself a house. Invited my friend over, and she got mad and said, “I guess you win, I’ll never be able to afford a house like this.” Totally spoiled her whole life and had the best man in the world and her own business. Like, let me have just one thing. If you can’t be happy for me, I can’t be friends with you. thei***areb*** / Reddit
  • They stopped talking to me as soon as I started going to another school (but lived in the same area). One day, one of them texted me asking why I wasn’t playing mini golf with everyone else, and I said because I was never invited and didn’t even know it was happening. When I asked for the address, I never got it, so selfishly, I’m assuming someone told that person not to invite me. Stunt-Driver / Reddit
  • It was always me reaching out to her. So one day, I randomly stopped texting first to see if she would text first. We haven’t talked in nearly 2 years. sweetzodiac / Reddit
  • A girl didn’t talk to me for about 2 years because my parents bought me a purse that she had apparently wanted for years. She said that it seemed like a “slap in the face.” msblckyeliner / Reddit
  • I had one friend stop talking to all of us in the group for teasing her about not sharing her bag of apple slices. exoticcatp***coffee / Reddit
  • Made the mistake of lending $10k+ to my best friend to help keep his business afloat. Tried to stick by the old saw, “Don’t lend, just give. If you get it back, great.” Time passed. Fortunes changed. I needed that money back. He was in a very solid position to return the favor and didn’t. nolasagne / Reddit

Bonus: What toxic people usually do

  • They try to manipulate and control you: Toxic people are not interested in you or your feelings. They use this “weapon” to control you, so you can become a part of their plans.
  • They never apologize: No matter what a toxic person does, it is not their fault. It is so hard for them to deal with this. They often start arguing and trying to protect themselves rather than say they’re sorry.
  • They project their feelings onto you: It could be a lady in a crowd who thought you were laughing at her, while it was absolutely for a different innocent reason. Even if it has nothing to do with you, a toxic person will try to involve you somehow and make you uncomfortable because of negative thinking.
  • They don’t take “no” for an answer: Toxic people literally make you feel scared to say no. They ask you for something, and if you refuse, they manipulate you to get the answer they want.
  • They don’t like seeing you succeed: Once in our lifetimes, we have probably met a person who becomes pale when they discover our success. It can be a friend or a relative. And it hurts. You want to share the joy with them, but you get a sour expression.

Did you ever need to cut a toxic person out of your life, and what was the reason? Or has anyone cut you off for something you did, or they thought you did?

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