Best Friends For Never: When Childhood Friendships End

In 2012, I broke up with my best friend of 20 years. I wish I could say it was a peaceable split, but that it was not. It was a turbulent finale, the fallout of several years’ worth of evolving lifestyles, shifting perspectives and mounting tensions.

And you can bet that 20 years’ worth of friendship equals an astounding amount of wreckage when all is said and done.