How to know if I want to end a friendship

Hello, I have been thinking for some time whether I want to continue to be friends with someone who has been one of my closest friends for the last five years.

We have gone through a lot together and always had the tough conversations when there is something that needs addressing in the friendship.

We met because we worked together so we had this in common and also a love of personal development. We no longer work together and our lives are taking different courses.

I used to allow her to have a lot of influence in my life and made decisions according to what I thought she would approve of. A lot has shifted for me over the last 10 months and I’m not sure that this is a healthy relationship to have in my life anymore.

How do I know, though? Perhaps I do know, I just don’t want to have the conversation.