We choose the people we call our friends based on common goals and interests. So what do we do when that person starts to turn rotten? When do we decide the relationship needs to change because we’ve had enough? These are the friendships you should avoid:
The flaky friend
You’ve made plans, you mentally prepare for the event and at the last minute they cancel. When you find yourself thinking, “not again,” maybe it’s time to address the real problem. If they continuously are hanging you out to dry then they’re obviously not thinking or caring about your feelings.
The irresponsible friend
When someone shows up empty handed time and time again, or relies on you to take care of the details and the planning, it’s frustrating. It’s about the principles of respect. A friendship shouldn’t be one-sided and, they shouldn’t be riding on your coattails.
The passive-aggressive friend
We’re talking about your own personal Regina George. Unfortunately, they’re still out there. If they haven’t gotten the memo of how uncool it is to be mean then maybe it’s time to cut the cord and get rid of that negativity you keep dragging around with you.
The self-absorbed friend
Society today breeds and normalizes narcissistic behavior more than ever. However, there is such thing as too much “me, me, me.” If you’re not getting anything out of the relationship other than an earful of their day to day, then maybe it’s time to reevaluate things.
The friend with questionable morals
That friend that you have a blast with but also is kind of a really bad person. They’re out there. You may get some good laughs in and have a really great time but just as the saying goes, “If you hang out with garbage, you start to smell.”
The guilt trip friend
You know you’ve got a good one when they stick around during those really difficult moments. That can quickly dissipate when they have their hand out expecting something in return. Nobody wants to feel like being a good friend is a favor. It’s just one of those things that even out in time, on their own.
The overly invested friend
Your ex-boyfriend who broke your heart wants you back. You’ve decided you want to give a shot but your friend who held your hand through the break up says “no way.” Even though her heart may be in the right place, she should support your decision. It’s a tough call but ultimately, it’s yours to make.