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When a friend no longer brings you joy or adds something to your life, it may be time for a ‘friend divorce.’

Each month I write an article for GoodTherapy.org. In August I wrote about ending friendships that have become toxic. It’s never easy and sometimes these friendships can just fade away. The article talks about when it may be a good time confront someone:

Friend Divorce: 6 Important Tips for Ending a Friendship


Justin Lioi, LCSW is a men’s mental health and relationship expert. He practices counseling in Brooklyn, NY (and online throughout New York State and internationally.) He received his degree from New York University and has been working with men and their families for over 10 years. Justin is on the Board of the National Association of Social Workers and writes a weekly column for the Good Men Project called Unmasking Masculinity. He can be found on local and national podcasts talking about assertiveness, anger, self-compassion, all with the goal of becoming the man you want to be.