Friends can be great, but not all of them have your best interests at heart.
If you have an inkling there may be some toxicity in your friendship, here are the signs that you need to be aware of:
1. Backhanded compliments
A true friend compliments you without making you say: “Oh thanks so much, I…wait what?”
2. Disappearing act
You are always there when they need you, but suddenly the tables turn and they are nowhere to be found.
3. Boyfriend obsession
Best friends support one another’s relationships but if your so-called BFF drops you like a hot potato when she lands a new fella, she may not be as loyal as you thought. Give her a chance with this one as many girls struggle to find a balance between friends and relationships but if she’s making zero effort even after a talking to, toxicity is something to consider.
4. She uses you
That other girl can’t go to the party so she asks you instead. She knows you just got paid and borrows money, deep down you know she won’t pay you back. She fancies your brother or best friend and suddenly wants to hang out all of the time. Don’t let anybody treat you second best.
5. Sense of dread
You see their name pop up on your phone and only answer it out of guilt – not because you actually want to.