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  • Oh, hey!

  • Check out these letters I found in my attic.

  • "My dear friend, Angela,

  • it was a wonderful season at Lakesbury."

  • "Correct me if I'm wrong, but I have recently come to hear

  • that you and Mr. Heathrow are engaged."

  • "I did not take you for such a conniving, merciless bitch."

  • "I hope you trip on your petticoat, you snake of a woman."

  • Yeesh.

  • Sounds like a toxic friendship.

  • Everyone in their life has somebody that they need to ditch.

  • Here are just a few.

  • The Shit-Talker.

  • This person talks about everyone behind their backs.

  • I mean, she's nice and all, but what's with that hair?

  • Looks like a crow stuck in a bush.

  • Wanna get fro-yo?

  • If they're talking junk about everybody else,

  • they're probably giving you the same treatment.

  • Also, it's just rude as heck to talk about people when they're not around.

  • What are you, 10?

  • Oh. You are.

  • That's nice.

  • You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar,

  • which is why I have so many open jars of honey.

  • I'm gonna have so many flies.

  • Then there's The Flake.

  • This person can never commit to plans,

  • and when they do, they often cancel at the last second,

  • or, are just super late.

  • I'm a little tired actually,

  • but let's hang next time?

  • Okay, cool.

  • All right, hello?

  • I'm so in.

  • All right, cool. See you there.

  • Bye.

  • If they're not willing to commit to plans with you,

  • then they don't care about you that much.

  • The truth is hard to hear,

  • especially if you're wearing earmuffs,

  • so take those off.

  • They look so dumb.

  • What's next?

  • Jennifer. Jennifer.

  • Yeah, where are we?

  • We are

  • right here.

  • Oh. Okay, great, yeah.

  • Okay, you can leave.

  • Get out of here.

  • The Critic.

  • You really gonna eat those?

  • Hey!

  • Ugh, I hate this song.

  • Ew!

  • Why is your couch so gross?

  • Because I like to eat pudding in comfort, okay?

  • It's totally fine if your pals don't share your interests.

  • I mean, I'm on a swim team and I can't swim.

  • But, to openly tell someone that the thing they like

  • is boring or dumb, is the trait of a bad friend.

  • If you think any of your friends are worth holding onto,

  • talk to them about the things they do that make you uncomfortable.

  • Sometimes, you just have to let go of people, which is hard,

  • A, because change is terrifying,

  • and, B, because making new friends can be scary as hell.

  • But what's better?

  • Feeling unstable and insecure in toxic friendships,

  • or spending a little time alone?

  • Squad goals should be about building each other up,

  • not knocking each other down,

  • and if you think you might be one of these friends,

  • take a long, hard look at your choices.

  • Navigating the rough seas of friendship is hard,

  • because humans are crazy weirdos with no sense,

  • so, bring a map and a compass,

  • and don't go to the old shipyard.

  • You won't like what you'll find.

Oh, hey!

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3 Friends You Should Get Rid Of

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    Carol Chen posted on 2018/03/26
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