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Meshel Laurie: 'I broke up with a friend and it made both our lives better.'

Comedian and radio host Meshel Laurie knows firsthand what it’s like to lose a friend. It’s the break-up that has no movie, no song and no “do this and feel better” handbook.

Laurie opened up to Mia Freedman about her struggle to maintain friendships in this week’s No Filter podcast.

“I would have these really intense friendships with one girl or woman and they were usually just really negative, destructive, bitchy relationships and I consciously decided not to do that anymore,” she said.

Listen to how Meshel Laurie discovered the red flags in her toxic friendships.

The radio host said the final straw came after she caught herself at the end of string of verbal abuse.

“I thought, ‘Why are you talking to me like that – you’re talking to me like you hate me,”” she said.

Laurie explained she finally pulled the plug by cutting all communication and simply ‘ghosting‘ from her friend’s life.

“I just ghosted her. I just fully ghosted her. I stopped phone, stopped answering her calls, unfriended her and her boyfriend on Facebook,” she said.

“It’s not something I’m proud of but at the same time, I did feel helpless.”

Listen to learn more about how both Mia and Meshel have navigated the often awkward friendship breakup.

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