I really don't like my best friend.

I have been seeing my 'best friend' almost everyday for over 10 years but the truth is I haven't actually liked her for quite a while. We used to get on really great when we were younger and I thought we'd always be close but now I think she's s*****, self-centered and finds any opportunity to criticize me. Her parents are nice but their marriage is turbulent and her home life can be difficult. Also, She doesn't really have any other friends so I feel like I can't abandon her despite the fact she makes me feel like s***. She is going to live in another country for a year and I know she expects us to stay in touch via Skype etc. but in reality, I would rather just remove her from my life. She wonders why we don't hang out as much as we used to but it just feels like such an effort on my part to spend any time with her.

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