What are the guidelines as an adult for breaking up with a best friend? I feel like we learn to be more forgiving, knowing that real friends are hard to come by. Was this the case when we were younger? Probably not. You swore you had totally legit reasons you broke up with your BFF in the '90s; but looking back, "because she dried out my favorite gelly roll pen" may not have been the best reason to end a friendship. But you were a sensitive youngster, and people seriously needed to learn to show some respect. (We're talking about Gelly Roll pens, here, people!)
I can remember some girls in elementary school having new best friends every week. It was a cause for gossip, and they knew it. What happened between Chelsey and Stacey? Why is Stacey eating lunch by herself now? And what is Chelsey doing with Brittany?
This was entertainment for us. We were all dying to know what caused the BFF break-up, but so few of us were let in on the secret. But you went through a couple best friend break-ups yourself, and you know that it usually had something to do with one of these things.