Pulse Daily 6 types of friends you should get rid of

Some friends do more harm than good, and should be gotten rid of with immediate effect.

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Friends are supposed to be companions who support and help one in imes of need. AFter family, they are supposed to be the next set of people who motivate one, who love one unconditionally and treat one with the greatest respect.

The definition has however changed these days, as many people who call themselves friends treat one even worse than enemies. These are the ones to get rid of.

Below are tips by the Pulse Daily host Gloria Faj, on the kind of friends to avoid.

1. The It's all about me Friend (emotionally draining friend):

Do you have a friend like this? Everything is all about her or him. To a person like this, friendship doesn’t mean giving each other mutual support and compassion. They want you to be there for them but they lack the ability to return that favor. You’ll often feel the scale is tipped toward her in a friendship like this. I call this the “Hannah Horvath” of the friend group. She’s constantly making everything about her, and turning your problems around so they point to her problems. Conversations go something like this: “Oh hon. Your breakup sounds terrible. It’s like when Dan stopped texting me. I felt so hurt and denied, and ugh it was so hard. I stopped eating and, like, living.” She’s also somehow in a state of perpetual turmoil, and it’s your job to fix it and make everything better. It's exhausting.

2. The 'I'm better than you' friend:

No one needs a friend who thinks they’re better than you are. Of course, this friend would never say this outright but they imply it in many ways. They may think they’re better because they dress better than you do, make better grades, see themselves as morally superior or other reasons. It’s not wrong if they have a little more than you do in some area; it’s wrong when they give you this attitude. You don’t need a #friend like that.

3. The 'Can't be happy for you' friend:

Then there’s the friend who can’t be happy for you. They usually battle an inner jealousy when something good happens to you. They don’t have the maturity to be happy when #things are going your way. They want to tell you how hard their own life is when something good happens. You can identify this friend by how they always rain on your parade

4.The friend who is only a friend if she’s single:

Everything is cool until they disappear from your life as soon as she starts dating someone. Seven months later, she shows up at your apartment with runny mascara, a pack of stress cigarettes, and is depressing

5.The friend you are always making plans with:

 You’re the one who always makes the call to hang out. When they do answer your calls and texts (which often does not happen), it always feels like they doing you a favor. “Yeah, I guess dinner works for me on Friday. I’m going to be a little late. Is that okay? Oh, and I need to leave early. Is that cool, too?” is a text you might get.

6. The negative friend:

We can all get down or feel pessimistic at times and that’s normal. We’re only human, but the “Negative Nelly” friend is always this way. You feel like you’re always cheering her up. Being around her is draining out your own happiness slowly and surely.

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