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People Describe Why They Had To Ghost Their Close Friends

Updated April 10, 2021 12.6k votes 1.7k voters 40.9k views12 items

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Sometimes no matter how long the friendship lasts, there comes a time where it needs to end. These Redditors described the moments they realized they needed to ghost friends because they weren't good for them anymore.

  • 5

    His Friend Presented A Mountain Of Red Flags

    From Redditor u/Sleep-Gary:

    I have a friend who I probably should have stopped talking to long before I did but his escapades include:

    • Slept with my ex of three years a week or so after we broke up
    • Got really handsy with my sister (against her will) at my 21st birthday
    • Just being a general creep to girls for a long time

    To clarify, I do not talk to this person anymore, and these were the events that definitely turned the tide almost immediately. There were other, less serious things prior.

    Good reason?
  • 6

    Their Friend Tricked Them Into Running Illicit Errands

    From Redditor u/Cyanora:

    He knocked on my door one night and said, "Lets go for a drive." This wasn't that odd since I love driving to cool my head. So we start driving, and maybe 10 minutes in, he starts directing me on where to go. He asks me if I mind making a quick stop. I'm annoyed but say sure. We end up at this sketchy house in the middle of nowhere, and my buddy goes inside, but tells me to wait in the car.

    Almost 45 minutes later, he comes back out and says we gotta go to the bar. It takes me about 10 seconds to realize this piece of sh*t went in there to get coke and was already high. So I tell him that I'm not feeling it tonight and drop him off at his place. Spoke to him once after that when he wanted to hang. I told him I'm nobody's errand boy. Never gave a sh*t if he got the message because I haven't spoken to him since.

    Good reason?
  • 7

    Their Friend Basically Scammed Them

    From Redditor u/Carinam1111:

    Multi-level marketing. She was pretty aggressive with selling Monat to me and a couple other friends we shared, so much so that she started posting passive-aggressive messages about finding out who your true friends are when they don’t support you, blah, blah, blah. I was trying to be nice and purchased two bottles to support her just once, and when she charged me, she had tacked on a bunch of “fees” that she didn’t mention before. $100 spent to learn that real friends don’t strong-arm you to buy and upcharge you their crap products.

    Good reason?
  • 8

    Their Friend Tormented Them At Work

    From Redditor u/thespookyloop:

    She burned the bridge. For most of the year and a half that she and I started working at the same place, she [picked on] me, micromanaged me, made me feel left out, and gaslighted me whenever I tried to confront her behavior. It was almost always my fault, nothing I ever did was right, and she refused to believe that she has control issues or that she was using me as a punching bag. She started doing this thing where she wouldn't text me unless I texted her first, and then would get mad if I didn't text her. So, once she quit the job, I stopped texting her. I haven't spoken to her at all since August 2019, and I don't regret it.

    Good reason?