Knowing When to End Friendships
Sometimes we hold on to friendships too long and sometimes we end them too soon.
Knowing why friendships become problematic can help us understand if there’s something we can do to make them better or if it’s time to walk away.
Even if we've been life-long friends to date, some friendships take their course of become too toxic to continue.
Knowing the signs of a friendship that's ending gives us a chance to address it or walk away when we need to.
Signs a Friendship is Ending or Needs Attention:
1. One-Sided: A friendship that's consistently non-reciprocal can build resentment over time
2. Drained: When we consistently feel drained and negative after spending time with them
3. No Time: If either of you stop initiating and spending quality time together
4. Critical: When a friend is critical and doesn't celebrate your successes
5. Poor Communication: If our friend avoid resolving conflict and/or lacks ability for substantive conversations
6. Mistrust: If there's been a considerable break in trusting our friend
Sometimes friendships just play out their course and it's time to invest in other people in our lives.