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Ending a Friendship
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Ending a Friendship
结束一段友谊

Learn the Past Perfect Progressive Tense.

Date: Apr 13 2012

Themes: Friend

Grammar: Past Perfect Progressive

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Friendships don’t all last forever. Sometimes friends simply drift apart. When one friend moves away or starts a family, that can put a strain on the friendship, too. But none of that stings as much as getting friend dumped.

Getting friend dumped is when one of your friends decides to stop hanging out with you. It’s like in a relationship, when one person breaks up with the other. Friendships don’t usually end as dramatically as romantic relationships. But sometimes, a big falling out can lead to one friend saying “goodbye” forever to the other. Hear Devan talk to Marni about getting friend dumped.

并非所有友谊都会长久。有时,朋友很容易疏远。一位朋友搬家或成家也会让友谊经受考验。但是那些都不如被朋友抛弃受到的伤害更大。
被朋友抛弃是指你的一位朋友决定不再和你逛街。这就像在爱情中,一个人与另一半分手。通常,友谊并不像爱情那样结束的那么富有戏剧性。但有时,一次激烈的争吵可能会导致一位朋友向另一位永远说“再见”。听德凡向玛尼谈论被朋友抛弃。

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Devan

Devan

Marni

Marni

Devan:  I just got friend dumped.

Marni:  Really?

Devan:  Yeah.

Marni:  Wow. I guess I didn’t even know that was a thing. How did that happen?

Devan:  Well, we had this big falling out. It was really unexpected. I guess for a while we’d been drifting apart, and she’d been pulling away. But I thought I was making an effort to try to make things better with her, and I asked her out for a drink, and everything was fine. And a couple days later, I invited her out again, and she just told me that she was tired of being my friend and doesn’t want to hang out with me anymore.

Marni:  Wow. Do you think on that first initial meeting you hurt her feelings somehow, and you didn’t realize it?

Devan:  I think that when we had our falling out a while ago, I really hurt her feelings. And I think that she was giving me another chance to make things better, but then I guess there’s still too much residual pain, and she’s just over it, which is really too bad, because I really valued her as a friend.

Marni:  If she doesn’t want to be your friend, then she’s the one who’s missing out.

Devan:  Thanks.

 

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Devan’s friend recently told her that she didn’t want to hang out with her anymore. Devan got friend dumped.

Devan explains to Marni what happened. She and her friend had a falling out and began to drift apart. Devan tried to make things better, but her friend’s feelings were hurt, and she couldn’t get over the fight. Finally, she ended the friendship.

Marni tries to comfort Devan. She says that Devan’s former friend is the one who is missing out by not having a friendship with Devan anymore.

Have you ever ended a friendship or been friend dumped? Do you think it’s hard to maintain friendships and not drift apart over time?

 

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farid1390

farid1390

Afghanistan

Thank you for sharing this topic.
You know , English is my 4th language. I need to learn it fast, but I cannot, coz it has so many words that I cannot able to remember, I hope you help me in remembering…
This is my email /

04:41 AM Apr 14 2012 |

farid1390

farid1390

Afghanistan

Thank you for sharing this topic.
You know , English is my 4th language. I need to learn it fast, but I cannot, coz it has so many words that I cannot able to remember, I hope you help me in remembering…
This is my email /

04:41 AM Apr 14 2012 |

Gorgon

Gorgon

Romania

Yes, I think it is hard at some point, especially if the friendship is not based on anything solid.

03:14 AM Apr 14 2012 |

Crizsearch

Crizsearch

Indonesia

Candy, I agree with you, but not too often…. if our friend is in real life we can always get contact by phone, but they are. online friends , we can keep contact as long as we are online. I think we need to treat our friends equal, that’s much better than pick one for the best. :D , Honestly… my best friend is my computer, because my friends live there :D

12:31 AM Apr 14 2012 |

Crizsearch

Crizsearch

Indonesia

My dear Turkan, it must be hard for you, but don’t worry because that kinda friend just doesn’t deserve to be your friend, there are still many people want to be your friend and value you more than friend. Don’t be sad over the one who has hurt you. Forgive and let go, so that you feel much more better :)) , best luck for you dear :D

12:23 AM Apr 14 2012 |

Orchestra

Orchestra

Russian Federation

kitk@t102:   


Gosh! Horrible story, I’m sympathizing with you so much about that stuff. You know, the good way, as I see it, might be to talk together about all this and then clearify why they do it. You might be able to eventually figure out what is the reason of such a weird acting and afterwards to come up with a kind of compromise which would satisfy you, your ex, and your friend. Either way, cheer up and hold your head high ;-)

09:15 PM Apr 13 2012 |

Orchestra

Orchestra

Russian Federation

Rather familiar stuff(( Certainly, this sort of stories are vastly upsetting(( Nevertheless, how offensive it can sound, evereone has to “clean up” their life by throwing some garbage away; though, sometimes you turn out to be this gardbage yourself.
For a long long time (about 2-3 years) due to my crazy romance with my ex GF, I’d had to reduce in socializing with all my friends in favour of my sweatheart, despite the fact that they were like my second family for me. That wasn’t like getting all them dumped but really kinda drifting apart. And for the time being, although I’ve got fed up with that wasting-time goofy romance and have got back to my normal recently, this present-day friendship isn’t as warm as it was years ago, due to these people themselves as well as their interests having been changed a lot.
So guys appreciate people who do so towards you) Peace, love, unity 8-))

09:00 PM Apr 13 2012 |

i love life

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

Actually This topic pain me , I am writing my comment as the same time my heart pain me , my tears fall down , I’m not a weak man but this essay remembering me with a lot of things I had with the most friend precious during my life , we had a nice time with each other , Really I did’t used her fro got on my comfortable or spend a nice time with her to get on my excitement , Theses days I feel myself like stray , I don’t know what should I do to feel life with others .


I,m confident we should maintain on our friendship forever , the only thing make you feel comfortable when you have a nice friends , closer people make you feel there are things deserve live with them . 


I want to say Until now I can’t imagine my life without my dearest women I know her And She will see my words , I want to say for you All love , All respect , All nice feeling , I feel remorse sometimes when I hurt you .


we can’t live without friednship from my opinion I think the good friendship is remaining to forever .

07:04 PM Apr 13 2012 |

яσσ7εεи

яσσ7εεи

United Arab Emirates

yeah i did had that onve before and it was sooooo bad cz it hurts me deeeeeeply that am still havin it like i had it yesterday < its been 2 years or maybe 3 now .. but thing are much better now cz she get back to me now ,, i guess she couldn’t last without me .. but she did hurt me ..remain pain .however our relationship is not like before .. and it will never be the same ..i hope u never get dumped by ur friends ..><

06:44 PM Apr 13 2012 |

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M H RON

M H RON

Pakistan

Friendship never ends , but its heart , which gets broken.

06:24 PM Apr 13 2012 |

PhilologistAUL

Azerbaijan

Criz, dear, that is what happened to me,I got stabbed from behind by the person whom I called my best friend. It’s very hard to get departed from a person that you are used to. Today sometimes when I hear the songs that we listened together I feel somehow … strange let’s say. I cannot hate her anyway…

06:11 PM Apr 13 2012 |

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kitk@t102

kitk@t102

United States

Middle School Drama. IT”S Full of ending friendships. Just like today. What would you do  if your friend and ex faked dating just to make you mad. To whoever reads this comment and tell me what you would do.

05:53 PM Apr 13 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

I have a few good friends abroad,although we are now  thousands of miles away  from each other  I try my best not to loose  contact with them .Sometimes they  mail me back thanking   for my mail  and  greeting. This makes me also happy  that our friendship  is alive  over the years.   I agree with CANDY  that friends    must  keep in touch  as much as possible .  

05:01 PM Apr 13 2012 |

The Last Joke

Yemen

Joy :


We are human beings , we have the meaning of things , feelings , actions & emotions then we make mistakes !
It is a part of our being human to make mistakes. i mean : one makes mistakes, that is life.


i think i forgot Forgiveness between friends !



Forgiveness is the oil of relationship between friends !


I mean :
Relationship between friends will last with forgiveness !

02:57 PM Apr 13 2012 |

Crizsearch

Crizsearch

Indonesia

Dear Mahtab.bp, you too as well :))

02:49 PM Apr 13 2012 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

You are a great friend Dear Criz!:)

02:43 PM Apr 13 2012 |

Joy900

Joy900

Japan

Baset , i think you forgot some thing  !!!! 

02:37 PM Apr 13 2012 |

Crizsearch

Crizsearch

Indonesia

” What’s a friend? A single soul dwelling in  two bodies “ Different people  different thinking and  being a friend we should try to understand and tolerant because there must be  a lot disagreements coming ahead . Sometimes we try to be good and maintain our friendship but other people just taking it for granted, when that happens, I think we should call it off. A friend is the one who stand by our side whenever we need them. Walking side by side and not stabbing from behind. I personally never been friend dumped , I learnt a lot from friendship, people come and go into my life, some just passing by saying hello and never say good bye, they gone nowhere, some stay long and make me feel really comfortable for being with them, just like family we connected to each other. I think it’s alright to be very picky to choose a friend. Because nobody wants to get hurt or hurting other people . For all my friends, I love you guys. I’m sincere  ♥ ♥ ♥

 julito

julito

Argentina

OLA,  I am not a computer savvy, actually  I am much depending on my friends  to  come  over to my house and try to fix  any problem  with it.  I am not downloading mp3 lesson therefore i ignore  that they are missing for the next lesson.  It could be that  mp3 lessons  are  not ” the significant other ”  this time.   heheheheh

02:07 PM Apr 13 2012 |

strong20006

Yemen

it is really bad thing when you break up with your friend.Cry

01:27 PM Apr 13 2012 |

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