The Hardest Break-Up I Experienced Was with My Best Friend

Updated: May 15

They always talk about the failed romantic relationships. But what about growing apart from friends?

Posted May 15, 2020

Have you ever been at a family function and hear your parents, aunties, uncles, whoever speak about their younger days? I grew up in a Jamaican household where my parents who are approaching their late fifties are still very close with secondary school (high school) friends and some classmates. Regardless of migrating to the US, technology invasions, and personal development over the decades, one thing that ALWAYS remained the same was those friendships and their stories.

I imagined sharing that same experience with my best friend as we grew older. Unfortunately, that dream was cut shorter than I expected. We were best friends since elementary school. Truth be told I do not even remember how we became friends. Maybe it was during the after-school Girls Scout meetings or joining the school band. What I do know for sure is where you saw one of us, you saw the other.

Lately I have been struggling with coping the loss of friendships I experienced over the last three to four years. I thought with all the therapy sessions and time passed that I have accepted the separations. Then there was Issa and Molly!

As much as I love watching Insecure this season has been triggering to me. Watching the demise of Issa and Molly’s friendship hits close to home as if it is my own reflection. It is not even the type of break-up