We all have that one “friend.” You know the one I’m talking about, the one who’s not really much of a friend. If you’re not sure, here’s a list of indicators that it’s time to leave that friendship:
- It’s all about them. This may not be all that noticeable at first, but after a couple of days/weeks, it becomes obvious that in their world there exists only one person, which in fact is themselves. To them, the entire world, nay, the universe exists just to make them happy. Having a stressful day? Sounds like the perfect time to listen to endless lectures about themselves! And, yes, it is a bit of a stretch, but these types of “friends” do exist.
- The Not-There-When-You-Need-Them friend. You spend your time helping them out when they’re in trouble and picking them up when they’re down. But when you need a helping hand, where are they? Not beside you. But come around a week when they need someone to rely on, you’ll be by their side, supporting them. But why? You don’t need that in your life! You can do better.
- Their favorite hobby is to put you down! We all have one friend who’s very honest with us. Not sure if that dress flatters you? They will tell it to you straight if it doesn’t. Not sure if you look awful in that suit? They will let you know! However, there’s a difference between being honest and putting people down. This trait is one of the worst traits because if your self-confidence isn’t very high, they can easily hurt you.
- They’re comparable to velcro. Taking a nice walk outside for a breath of fresh air all by yourself? Well, it’s not all by yourself anymore! Take a look at your arm and you’ll find attached to you the velcro-friend. This friend, just like Velcro, intends to stick to you. Forever. And ever. And ever. They will never let go and will make a fuss if you have anything remotely close to contact with another human being. If you comply to their wishes, you will find that slowly the number of other friends you have will decrease 'till you only have them. If you’re in this situation, it’s time to tell them to let it go.
- You’re not sure if they like you or your car. Even if you don’t have a car, this still applies. Basically, this friend seems keen on spending time with you only when they need something from you, be it a car, money, house, etc. Another lovely trait that is associated with this is that they will never return the favor! Don’t trick yourself into thinking that they’ll help you out when you need it, because they won’t.