What to do when Your Business Friendship Goes Bad #18

This episode of My Biz Bestie is all about what to do when your business friendship goes south. Not every relationship was made to last forever. There’s a saying that there are friends for a reason, friends for a season, and friends for a lifetime. It's important to know what kind of friend you are dealing with, kind of like the dating game. Walking away from a crumbling friendship can be hard, but it is important to know when to do it. On this episode, Maelisa and Amber will walk through various scenarios in which you should say goodbye to your biz bestie or decide whether you should just take a temporary break. Listen in if you think that maybe you should reconsider your business friendship.

What is the difference between taking a break and breaking up, and when do you know that you just need take a break?

Sometimes you don’t need to break up with your biz bestie you just need to reevaluate your circumstances. Rather than breaking up, you just may need to take a break. This can be the case if you and your bestie are at different points in your business relationship. She may not be as serious about her business as you are and that can cause your business friendship to suffer. Maybe you guys are just really busy at the moment. There are plenty of reasons that taking a bestie break can be good for you and for the relationship. You’ll want to listen to this episode to hear what the best ways are to take a break from your biz bestie.

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How is a biz bestie relationship like dating?

There are many types of business friendships. Maelisa has likened the biz bestie friendship to dating on this show on more than one occasion. You’ve got your one night stands, your booty calls, your friends with benefits, and so on. It’s ok to have these different types of relationships, the key is realizing what kind of relationship you're in and what each relationship is good for. You may not want to call your one night stand for advice on how to balance work and home life. Each of these types of friendship fills a need in your life and suits you for the time and need that you have. Listen to this episode to hear more about how biz besties can be like playing the dating game.

What are some reasons to break up with your biz bestie?

So what do you do when your business friendship goes bad? How do you know if it is too late to repair things? Sometimes it's time to let things go. If you have had a big falling out that you just can’t get over it may be time to say goodbye. If you are harboring any resentment towards your biz bestie, this could be a sign that the relationship is no longer healthy. The trick to breaking up is being honest and open. You want to make sure that you have a respectful conversation to provide closure to the relationship. Listen to this episode of My Biz Bestie to hear all the reasons that you may have to break up with your biz bestie.

It can be hard to have a respectful adult conversation, but it’s the best thing you can do to end a relationship amicably

Some conversations are really hard to have. If you have had a real connection with you biz bestie then breaking up can be hard to do. The best thing you can do in this situation is to let your friend know how you feel. The feeling of being ghosted can happen if you don’t let your friend know why you are choosing to end the relationship. Having a respectful adult conversation helps to end the business friendship amicably. It is important to have this conversation also because you may meet up again at different networking events or other areas. Listen to this episode if you are having trouble thinking about how to end your biz bestie relationship.

In this episode...

  • [1:22] When is it time to pull back a bit?
  • [3:55] Maybe you only connect with that person when you have a deep need
  • [6:10] How is a biz bestie relationship like dating?
  • [9:03] What are some reasons to break up with your biz bestie?
  • [18:22] Are there any red flags to look for
  • [25:37] Sometimes all the conversations in the world can’t save the relationship

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