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To Absent Friends

Blogger Gemma Louise Bond thinks about how we grieve the end of friendship and why we have no words or traditions for this process when it can completely change our lives.

Belfast blogger Gemma Louise Bond better known as 'That Belfast Girl' thinks about how we grieve the end of friendship, why we have no words or traditions for this process when it can completely change our lives.

For many of us our friends have been around longer than our partners. They have helped us grow and been present at the most important times in our lives, yet when they leave we rarely talk about it.

"It's not a 'break up", Bond say, "we don't eat ice cream to mourn it, in-fact as a society we have no traditions to process it at all" "Isn't it about time we valued the amazing things friendships bring to our lives and think about how we mourn when they end?".

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