We all want friends: lots and lots of fun, interesting, supportive and empathetic friends who know your Starbucks order off by heart and share the same Netflix faves list. That’s the goal, right? But what’s the reality? Sometimes you just have to cut some friendships loose as they become toxic.
Lauren Sapala, a self-confessed intuitive introvert, recently shared her thoughts at Introvert, Dear on a situation that left her feeling out of place and how she needed to distance herself from some friendships.
“I could hear the coldness in their voices. I could feel the dismissiveness, the judgment, the separation they felt from the people they were discussing.” Read more
Breaking up with toxic friends
For what ever reason you find a frienship becoming toxic; be it judgement, abuse (physical or mental), differing ideals or heading down a path that you don’t wish to follow, being true to yourself and knowing when to cut the ties is the first step. Being able to distance yourself can be the hard part, especially if those friends are intertwined in your working life, family or community.
How have you dealt with a toxic friendship? Share your story in the comments below.
Written by Julie Scanlon
Julie is a regular Her World contributor and our MVP. Her hobbies include laughing uncontrollably at her own jokes, annoying her family by asking questions about movie plots, and never taking anything too seriously. She speaks a little Spanish and a lot of Yorkshire.
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