Friendships are such a difficult thing to navigate in life, but such an essential part of life. I read that the average friendship has a lifespan of 5 years. That is kind of sad but yet comforting at the same time. Friendships ebb and flow. Jobs change, people move, kid’s schools, teams and hobbies change. When a friendship ends, it does not mean there is something wrong with me. It is just a natural part of life. There are, however, a few things you can do to fast forward the ending of a friendship.