I'm talking about when you notice a particular friendship is no longer the same as it was back in the day.
Nothing specifically bad happens, no drama, no man stealing, no ethical issues... It's just that you notice things are different. You have different interests. The spark isn't there like it used to be. You meet new people who spark another side of life in you. Maybe things that used to be fun and cute start to be annoying.
It's a weird transition. But it's one that we don't tend to talk about as much as say... when a romantic relationship comes to an end.
Is there a manual for when a friendship ends... or is starting to end? Should the friends acknowledge it? Have some kind of process for it to end? Just let it linger until you're gradually no longer on each other's radar?