The 9 Signs You’re in a Toxic Friendship

November 22, 2009 at 6:08 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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Hence, friends have become a fabric of our lives — which also explains why it hurts us so when a friendship is fraught with confusion, heartache and tears. Let’s face it: A bitchy friend is just as scarring as a bad mother or husband.
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The 9 Signs You’re in a Toxic Friendship

1) Your friend is jealous of you.
2) Your friend is a “doormat”
3) Your friend wasn’t there for you.
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4) Your friend is draining you
5) You don’t share the same values or the same world view
6) You are using one another
7) The relationship offers no return on investment
8) Your friend is harming someone else or doing something illicit.
9) Your friend burdens you with a secret
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How to Disengage: If any of these signs describes one of your friendships, it’s likely to be a toxic relationship that’s burdensome to not just your sanity but hers as well.
Honesty is the best policy. Say: “I’m really upset you didn’t do this and this. And I needed you there to do this and this.”

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