When I was a kid, I had this “friend,” Julia, who would get mad at me almost every day, for the dumbest things. I remember my mom telling me that as I got older, I would discover who my “real friends are” and that I might have to let go of Julia. I didn’t want to believe my mom, but eventually, I did outgrow Julia and her nonsense. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that having a few close, loyal friends is much better than having a lot of untrustworthy, fair-weather friends. Who are the people you don’t want in your life?
No one likes to find out that someone has been talking behind their back. If an acquaintance is coming to you and always spilling other people’s business, can you trust them to keep your secrets? Probably not.
You know them…they have a fake smile and try to butter you up. Anyway, you know you can’t trust them. Maybe they haven’t done anything obvious, but your gut knows the truth.
They say they’ll be there for you, but when you need them most, they’re “too busy,” or “didn’t get your message.” And they cancel plans at the last minute. If someone really wants to be in your life, they’ll make time for you.
They’re always hysterical. They stress you out, and most of the time it’s over stuff that doesn’t directly affect you. You have your own problems to worry about. Don’t take on their unnecessary worries.
They think they’re better than everyone else, talk down to you, and make you feel unworthy of their attention. Truth be told, they don’t feel good about themselves. Find people who value and appreciate you. You deserve it.