1. Your friend never supports you.
“A friend is someone who accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future.”
You’re always going above and beyond for your friend but you don’t receive the same treatment in return. A friendship should never be one sided. If you have communicated with your friend about the type of support that you need and they never follow through then that’s a red flag. There should be a balance of support between you two.
2. Your friend only calls when they need a favor.
“Some people will only “love you” as much as they can use you. Their loyalty ends where the benefits stop.”
This is definitely a top three sign of a toxic friendship. Only hearing from your friend when they want something is a friendship that needs to end. Don’t allow a friend to use you for your what you can do for them because that’s not the definition of a true friendship.
3. You can’t be yourself around them.
“Never lose yourself while trying to hold on to someone who doesn’t care about losing you…”
It seems as if you’re always walking on egg shells with this friend. They don’t appreciate you for who you are by always finding flaws and being judgmental. You shouldn’t have to dim your light or hide parts of yourself for a friendship. You’re friend should be accepting of who you are and if they aren’t remove yourself from the toxic friendship.
4. Your friend is disrespectful towards you.
“If they disrespect you to your face, imagine what they’re doing behind your back.”
If you have a friendship that feeds off of negativity, arguments, and sly remarks this is your warning to leave immediately. A person that is disrespectful towards you does not respect you. A true friend will never do or say anything that is disrespectful towards you. They will treat you with love, kindness, respect and they will not cross your boundaries. It’s better to have a friendship filled with positive vibes than a fake friends who don’t have your best interests at heart.