11/20/2012 10:41 am ET

4 Signs It Might Be Time To Break Up With A Friend

Once in a while, I get weirdly panicked that I’m incapable of keeping best friends.

I’ll watch movies about childhood BFFs-turned-lovers or go to weddings where the bride’s tearful maid of honor tells a story about their preschool days, and I’ll think about all the close friends I’ve had over the years who’ve drifted away. Sure, I still get drinks with one friend from elementary school, but I suspect it’s because we’ve set a precedent for drifting in and out of each other’s lives with a vague sense of fondness and a predilection for gin. Everyone else, though, is mostly gone.

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