According to a study led by the organisation Expert Market, in which a survey of 1000 people was conducted, a difference in earnings is the most recurring reason forthe end offriendships. The more the living standard differs between two people, the more fragile their friendship becomes as a result.
The rift comes from both sides. On one side, thewealthier person tends to organise holidays or parties without including those who have a lower standard of living, so as not to ‘embarrass’ those who are worse off.
Those on the other side also cut their ties with some friends who are better-off when their respective budgets don’t coincide. They also don’t want to ‘feel poor’ if financial help or advice is offered.
So arguments aren’t required to cut some deeply-rooted ties, as money can be responsible for this instead. Among other reasons for the ending of friendships are political ideas, new parenthood, a lack of honesty or too much negativity, just to name a few. To counter this and avoid turning our childhood friends into strangers, we must simply talk it over together and break these taboos, and this can turn out to be extremely fruitful. In love as in friendship, we need to do our fair share to make relationships work.