We understand that television shows aren't real. Even "reality television" is best served with a grain of salt. Still, we cling to characters. Inevitably we cling even more fiercely to the relationships they enter. Sometimes it feels like we're part of those very friendships, too.
That's why it's so upsetting when a perfectly dynamite pair of friends hits a rough patch. We freak out at the thought of them ending their friendship for good. They usually make up and all is well, but that kind of stress can shave years off our lives. Ahead, 15 near-breakups from film and television we're not sure we would've survived.