Which are correct and do the correct ones all mean the same thing:

1-We stopped talking to each other at some point in the last year.

2-We stopped talking to each other in the last year.
3-We stopped talking to each other over the last year.

4-We have stopped talking to each other in the last year.
5-We have stopped talking to each other over the last year.

In which case:
a-The 'stopping' was abrupt (a falling out)
b-The 'stopping' was a gradual process (a drifting apart)
c-we can't tell
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I think that only the first sentence is clear, and indeed, is the only correct one with 'stopped speaking.' In this sentence, the people suddenly stopped speaking and are still not speaking.

In the other four sentences,'stopped' doesn't apply. You'd have to say:

  • We haven't been speaking to each other since last Christmas / for a year.

    OR

  • We haven't spoken to each other in/for a year now.
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