friends talking

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author.
If you find yourself dreading calls from a certain friend or feel emotionally drained every time you talk to them, it might be time to end your platonic friendship, says Morin.
She explains it’s important to be direct, honest, and not defensive when you and your friend finally have that conversation.
Losing a friend can be a difficult loss, and it’s okay to feel sad — but remember to focus on what you learned from this friendship and how it can help you be stronger and wiser moving forward.
Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Healthy friendships are a two-way street. You get something out of the relationship, and you also give your friend something too — fun times, emotional support, or perhaps a golfing partner.

But sometimes friendships can feel one-sided. Maybe your pal always asks to borrow money and never repays the debt. Or perhaps you have a friend who insists on telling you all about their life without ever asking how you’re doing.

If you’ve started dreading calls from a certain friend or find that you feel drained every time you talk to them, you might decide the friendship just isn’t working out. But how do you end a platonic relationship?

How to recognize when it’s time to end the friendship

You certainly don’t want to ditch a lifelong friend just because they’re going through a rough patch that causes them to become a little more self-absorbed or extra needy. But you also don’t want to tolerate abusive or disrespectful behavior from someone who thinks it’s OK to take out their frustrations on you.

So while it’s up to you to decide when to call it quits, here are some signs your friendship might be toxic:

Your …read more

Source:: Business Insider


(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *