On Being Dumped By Your Friend

Why don’t we have more resources for this kind of breakup?

Sophie Lucido Johnson
8 min readApr 24, 2024

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I’ve only written about this once before, and then only vaguely. The essay I wrote about it was called “How to Cut Your Own Bangs.” Here’s what I said then:

At the end of my New Orleans visit there was a loss. This is intentionally cryptic because the loss had to do with a person, and although I am fairly sure that this person does not read my blog, it’s still not fair to write about this experience — not really — without their permission. And I don’t

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