Not all friendships are worth preserving.
Not everyone you spend your time with is your friend. Some of them would love to see you fail, while others will do everything in their power to ruin your life.
Such “friendships” are referred to as toxic. These people pretend to be your friends but deep inside they hate your guts, likely due to jealousy. They feel sick watching you succeed, be happy, or have a good love life. They make you doubt and second-guess yourself. They are filled with resentment and envy.
One of the biggest red flags of a toxic friend in your life is feeling weirdly drained and fatigued after hanging out with them.
In this article, we will look at how you can help yourself cut those toxic friends out of your life.
It may be difficult, but be sure, as soon as you do it you will feel a sense of freedom you never knew could be felt.
Keep in mind, you deserve true friendships and love!
Break free and start a new life filled with potential:
1. Begin asking yourself the hard questions
Ask yourself what positives they bring to your life. Do you truly want to be surrounded by people who drain you and hold you back? They may very well be the only ones you have, but if they are pulling you down, they do not deserve to have a place in your life. Be sure, letting go of them will be difficult and painful, but it is a crucial step you need to make if you wish to change for the better.
2. Think about what role they play in your life
Take a good look at your relationship and trace back how you got involved with this toxic person in the first place. Try to remember your life before and after you met them. Was it any better? What attracted you to them and why? Try to get to the bottom of this and learn the valuable lessons that lie within. And while you still may need to do some inner work to avoid such people in the future, becoming aware of your own mistakes and patterns is the first and most important thing you need to do.
3. Don’t hold back on being honest with them
Approach them with honesty and make your true intentions clear. If you are on the verge of removing them from your life in order to make things better for yourself, don’t hesitate to go through with it. You don’t owe them any lengthy explanations at this point. And regardless of how painful the process may be, you must do what you have to do to let them know that it’s over and there won’t be any re-runs.
4. Don’t look back
Remember, at first it won’t be easy for you to completely cut yourself off from them. You will feel tempted to check what they’re up to on social media every once in a while. But you have to commit to your decision and move on. Don’t drag the pain. If you’ve taken the path to a better life, don’t look back whatever happens.
And don’t worry, feeling guilt and regret after making such a difficult choice is a natural part of the process. In times like these, it’s crucial for you to keep reminding yourself of the reasons for doing this.
Stay strong, better friends and a better life await you!
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