Intense friendship are difficult to get over. When you’re dumped without explanation, there isn’t much else to do. Sometimes it could be that your friend may be struggling with other issues in their life that require them to keep distance, while sometime the person we call our friend is just a straight out manipulator. They encourages us to open up, to share our thoughts, and reveal our weaknesses and use them against us in our weak moments.
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Toxic friendships only brings frustration and resentment and Intense friendship are difficult to get over
Toxic friendships only brings frustration and resentment.
How do we really know if the person we call a friend is truly worth the emotions and trust invested in them.
- When you feel that an imbalance in the level of self-disclosure between you and a friend.
- When you feel like you are always “on call” to assist your friend, but she/he is a “no call, no show” when you are in need.
- When you realize that their needs take precedence over your own needs.
- When they are experts at convincing you to give them more than they are giving you.
- When your other friends begin to make pointed observations about the equity in your relationship with this particular friend.
How to break a manipulating friendship
- It’s okay to say no and sometimes it is essential to your well-being! Practice saying “No, I am not available to help you with that” over and over in the mirror if you need to.
- Create boundaries that you can enforce. What would this friend do for
- Recognize that healthy friendships include “give and take” and that there is a limit to what even the best of friends would ever ask of one another.
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