Media personality Janet Mbugua has candidly discussed the challenges of failed friendships and the emotional toll they can exact on individuals.
Speaking on her YouTube channel, the mother of two drew parallels between the heartbreak experienced in friendships and that encountered in romantic relationships.
She emphasized the significant impact that friendship heartbreaks can have, sometimes even surpassing the emotional intensity of romantic ones.
“Friendship heartbreaks are brutal. The pain is on par with what you might experience in a romantic relationship, and at times, it can be even more challenging,” Mbugua shared candidly.
The media personality also offered advice on how to support friends who are going through difficult times, urging people not to simply wish them well without acknowledging their struggles.
She emphasized the importance of empathetic and thoughtful communication during challenging moments.
Mbugua shared her personal journey of forming healthier friendships, highlighting the importance of setting boundaries within these relationships.
She expressed her commitment to nurturing a circle of friends where clear boundaries are established, allowing for open and respectful communication about feelings and expectations.
“I am currently cultivating a genuinely healthy friendship circle—a group of friends where we have set boundaries and communicate openly about our feelings toward each other,” she revealed.
Just recently, Janet cautioned against tempting individuals who are striving to overcome specific addictions.
Drawing from her own experience, she urged empathy and understanding.
“I’ve lived a life where I can compare what life was like with that decision and life without it. When you’re trying to cultivate discipline, it may not come naturally to everyone. Sometimes we desire things that come effortlessly to us.
To those who have chosen to quit drinking, please refrain from pressuring them to take a drink. You never know what they had to overcome to make that choice. Let them be. When I say I don’t drink, it’s not a flex; it’s merely the reality I decided for myself.”