10 Red Flags You’re In A Toxic Friendship
When you’re in a romantic relationship, it’s pretty easy to tell when things are going south. There’s fights, distance, and resentment. You can complain to your friends, and it’s fairly easy to cut off a significant other and move on. However, when it comes to a friendship, the waters get murky and it’s not always clear when to cut ties with someone you’ve gotten used to calling a BFF. In case you’re starting to question the worth of a current friendship, here are sure fire red flags, it’s not going anywhere but the gutter.
1. Your friend is always trying to “one up” you.
No matter the news you have to share, your friend responds with something in an attempt to seem as though they have something even better going on.
2. They can’t be happy for you.
In fact they want what you have. You got a new job, and instead of saying congrats, they immediately ask if there are other openings and, “Can you pass my resume to HR?”
3. They get possessive and jealous.
It’s basically impossible to hang with other friends without them being offended they weren’t invited.
4. This friend also tries to gang up on you.
There might be a few of you hanging out, and this one person will do everything in their power to disagree with you, challenge you, and get everyone else to as well.
5. They begin picking on your appearance.
It could be anything from saying you wear too much make-up to telling you your clothes aren’t age appropriate.
6. You realize you have started to avoid their texts and calls.
You only respond after they send annoyed “????” messages to get your attention.
7. There’s tension between you two.
It’s so thick you could cut it with a knife.
8. The only time you are feeling good about them is if you haven’t seen them for a long time.
P.S. You used up every excuse in the book before you finally agreed to hanging out.
9. When they go out of town you feel relief.
A few days without their passive aggressive behavior! YES!
10. When they do something with other friends, you feel zero FOMO.
Instead you hope this is the beginning of the end of your friendship.