Reasons why you should avoid the overly dramatic friend whose life seems as if it’s a soap opera.
We’re not just talking about Britney Spears “Toxic,” I mean a friendship that stresses you out more than having a fight with your significant other. Definition of a toxic friend-one that drags themselves into the most impossible situations and wants you to go on the bumpy ride with them.
How to Tell if Your Friend is Toxic
There is always some huge situation that seems as if it belongs on Jerry Springer. They found out that their boyfriend/girlfriend is dating their step-father; they were abducted by aliens; someone always steals all of the money in their account; etc. If there is more than one instance of an outrageous situation, your friend is toxic.
How The Person Affects You
You’re always taking them some place, taking out a loan for them, bailing them out of jail-doing anything that disrupts your everyday life and bank account. Toxic friends rarely have any other friends or family besides you, and they are sure to give you a sob story on this. You are their only hope in this world, and if it wasn’t for you they wouldn’t have any help. So you find yourself doing things that you don’t have time or money for to help your “friend.”
Why You Should Run Away
Toxic friends are sometimes fun and exciting-there’s always something going on in their lives that break you away from your own life. That’s where the problem lies, you have no time for yourself to enjoy anything because they are needy and dragging you into every dramatic situation in their life. It’s one thing to listen to your friends problems, but if you begin to participate in the trips to jail, stakeout at their ex’s, and/or any other ridiculous it’s good to get away for your own sake.