Just like relationships with significant others, relationships with friends can also come to an end. Sometimes it is not something happened that was terrible, but people grow apart, and people change. Navigating the ending of a friendship seems almost tougher to deal with than the ending of a relationship. With a romantic partner, the breakup seems more straightforward. With a friendship, it can really be a sticky situation that is awkward, uncomfortable, & even painful.
As women get older they may see their circles of friends change, & usually get smaller. Having children, careers, marriages, etc can mean less time for your friendships. Having the time to give your best to a friendship takes work & effort. This is something we aren’t always conscious of as we are so busy with our day-to-day lives.