Toxic Friendships

How to Get Rid of Toxic Friendships

In Friendship by Interconnected Lives

Ever dealt with toxic friendships? You know, the ones where your friends use you, put you down and then ignore you after they’re done with you?

Many of us have experienced such toxic friendships that suck and drain the life out of us and to be truthful, it’s hard to break up with anyone, regardless of whether it’s a partner or a friend.

No matter what route you take, you will have to face the inevitable and break it off with your toxic friend.

First off, you need to realize that friendship is among equals. You hope that your friend will treat you the same way you do, but that’s not the case in toxic friendships since there’s no balance.

Just like other relationships, our friendships influence the way we behave, think and lead our lives. In fact, friendships also influence our careers, decision making and even retirement!

If you notice that you’re being drained due to a friend, it’s time you break out of the toxic friendship and though it might be hard for you, considering the amount of time you spent of forging your friendship, you will realize later that you made the right decision.

Over time, you will understand whether your friendship’s really helping you or breaking you down. While it’s a delight to have friends who really love you, it’s equally dreadful to find out that your friends are just using you.

Let’s take a look at 7 ways to get rid of your toxic friendships…