How To Deal With Bad Friends

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Avoid Playing Into Their Reality. Some people have a tendency to see themselves as the victim in every situation. Funny how the ones who play the victim are the ones who are actually doing the wrong. People who create their own drama deserve their own karma. If your friend plays the victim, you should play the disinterested bystander. They are not the victim, they want all of the drama, sympathy and attention they can get by playing victim. Dear drama queen, we get it that you want attention. You can shut up and stop overreacting now. Or better still, sign up for a tiktok account.

Don’t Get Drawn In. Dealing with toxic people can be exhausting. The person may constantly complain about their relationship with others. What are you to do? Complaining is like mouth farting. And like any other farting, I don’t mind hearing my own. But I don’t want to hear anyone else’s. Don’t complain about someone not treating you right. If you know you deserve better, why are you with them? I think some people enjoy complaining as much as they enjoy doing nothing about it. The next time a bad friend complains about your other friends, thunder punch him/her in the freakin’ neck. And get yourself a nice sweet present for tolerating so long. You know why? People get mad and defensive about certain topics when they know they’re guilty.

Pay Attention To How They Make You Feel. Do your friends apologize or seem to notice what they say or do affects you? ‘Sorry for the mean, awful, accurate things I said to you’ isn’t an apology. So when someone utters an apology like this, make sure to walk away from them. Don’t forget to elbow them before you leave. Fake friends don’t surprise me anymore, loyal ones do. Perfect irony of life. Trust on their actions, not their words. And also, don’t trust everything you see. Even salt looks like sugar. Pay attention to those that don’t clap when you win. Those are the real enemies of your happiness. It’s not your duty to expose your bad friends. In due time, their actions would expose them.

Talk To Them About Their Behaviour. Someone who gossips, manipulates and creates dramatic situations sometimes needs a good talk to act better. In giving advice, seek to help, not to please your friend or conscience. A good friend will tell you the truth. Bad, good or ugly. Some may tell you the truth to hurt you, some to help you. Accept the truth and work harder to change. And if your friends can’t accept the truth you tell them about themselves, how would they accept their wrong behavior? And that leads us back to playing the victim. Communication is very essential in every friendship. And if talking to your friend always leads to feuds rather than change. It’s time you pack your bags and flee. He/she isn’t friendship material, maybe more like UFC material.

Put Yourself First. Don’t ever offer support at the risk of your own well being. Healthy relationships involves give and take. You offer support and you receive support. And if you ever find yourself giving all of the support, it’s a code red. Friendship isn’t all about going for shopping and bitching about boys. If I wanted to do those, I would simply visit jumia or Quora more often. Friendship is all about being there to support me when I am going through the toughest times in my life. You know that awesome feeling when you finally have a true supporter? …..Me neither.

Offer Compassion But Dont Try To Fix Them. People can change but they have to be willing to put in the work to do so. Sometimes, people do not actually change. You just didn’t know them enough. Accept that people change and sometimes, they are no longer compatible with our lives. We just have to learn this and move on. As our lives change, so will our circle. Sometimes, you have to accept the fact that certain things will never go back to how they used to be. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you. Spend a lot of time with them and it will change you.

Say No And Walk Away. Having a hard time saying no to people? You aren’t alone. One thing to know, ‘no’ is a complete sentence. It does not require justification or explanation. You can be a good person with a kind heart and still say no. You’re not required to set yourself on fire to keep others warm. A lack of boundary with friends invites a lack of respect. It is necessary and even vital to set boundaries in life and the people you let into it. Learning to say no without feeling guilty is the best form of self-love and friendship. Saying no can be the most empowering words when dealing with abusive relationships or friendships.

Work With A Therapist. Once you exit a toxic friendship, always seek help from a therapist. They are trained to help people with situations and can offer comfort. And always remember that some people are going to leave and that’s not the end of your story. That’s the

End of their part in your story.

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11 thoughts on “How To Deal With Bad Friends

    SMiLes Dear Annabel High School May Be A Whole Village
    Of FRiEnDS And Acquaintances Where Indeed the
    (And You A New Graduate From That Place)
    Relationships Get Very
    And Messy
    And Then Comes Work
    Where There Are Less and
    Less Human Flesh and Blood
    Beings to Socially-Empathically
    Sure Artistically And Spiritually
    To Connect to FACE TO FACE
    FOR IT IS TRUE as Science Shows
    Now The Kind of Mechanical Cognition
    Folks Do From Home on Lap Top Jobs Yuck!
    May Wither Away Our Social Animal FRiEnD
    SHiP Potentials to Practically No Desire to Even
    Go Out And Make New FRiEnDS now True in the
    United States in the Last 5 Years Half of the Country
    Has not Made
    A Single Adult
    New Flesh and
    Blood FRiEnD according
    To Studies Additionally
    Some of the Younger Generation
    Folks Yes 25 Percent Among Some of
    Them Have Not Even One Flesh and Blood
    Acquaintance in Life Now That’s A Pretty Lonely
    Way for Any Social Animal To Live However Virtual
    Reality in All the Media We Consume Makes an Effort
    To Fill Up And Feel In All the Missing NeuroChemicals
    And NeuroHormones Associated With Being
    Practically Frigging Human And
    Yep A Social Animal
    Too i Used
    To Wonder How my
    Mother Received So Many
    Christmas Cards Across Her
    Book Shelf Each Year With FRiEnDS
    Far Away She Kept In Contact With Decades
    On End Well It’s True She Got An Excellent for Effort
    It Takes Both Inner HeART Beats of Breathing Social
    Animals Called Humans Still Working And Not Faded
    Away Plus Yes E For Effort too Never Ending Even Making
    The Effort To Connect When You Are Dead Tired Haha Kind
    of Like me At the End of An 18 Hour or So SuNDay Dancing And Singing
    Public Moves and Free
    Verse Poetry All Day
    Entertaining Literally
    Thousands of Folks
    in Just one Day Free
    Yes All Day All Day
    Long So Here i am
    With FRiEnDS
    All Around the
    Globe Virtually of Course
    As i am Surely An Oddity much
    too Strange For too Many Folks
    To Stick Around too Long Where i Live
    i Just Don’t Keep my Mouth Shut When i
    See Dangerous Ignorance i Talk About Politics,
    Religion, And Philosophy Openly With No Holds
    Barred That Rubs A Lot of Folks Ouchy Who See the World
    Differently than i Do However i Am Among Largest of Venn
    Diagrams in Not Excluding Folks From My Life Hehe Except
    For Those Sales Folks Who
    Make those Spam Calls
    Trying To Sell Ya A Car
    Warranty For a Frigging 8 Year-Old
    Car that is Practically Bullet Proof Like A Honda Civic Hehe…
    i Honestly Was Just Too Exhausted When i Worked to Even
    Really Give my Wife Much Attention The Work That FRiEnDS
    Takes Was Practically Not a Possibility for me then… Now That i Don’t
    Work i Get to Put People First Again And Actually Be More Human Like
    i Was in Grade
    School SMiLes
    mY FRiEnD Annabel the Issue
    in the Future Work-Life For So
    Many Folks May Not Be An
    Abundance of Toxic FRiEnDS
    Yet Any FRiEnDS at All hehe
    i Am An Easy Wookiee Human
    Being Now The Wing
    Man of Most
    i Come Across
    These Days As Really
    Never Meeting A Stranger
    Both Online And Off Yet True
    Online Has an Off Switch And Pause
    Switch for me That Really Helps it Seems
    As i Tend to Put Out A Lot of Fred When i Express myself…
    People Generally Love me Much More When i Just Dance
    in Public Without Saying A Word and HAha Some Folks
    Don’t Think
    i Talk Much
    At All Until
    They Get A Load
    off the Fred Tsunami
    Once my Fredenstein
    Mind Washes Them Over
    The World’s A Tough Place
    i Forgive Folks Practically Forever Now
    if they Don’t Have the Same Human Fortunes i Have Now…
    Mostly Because i’ve Worn Enough Shoes to Wear Most of Theirs too…
    Anyway A Main Reason FRiEnDSHiP And Love is So Hard For Folks These
    Days is the Culture Generally No Longer Provides a Social Structure That Works for it…
    That is
    Very Troublesome
    For the Future of our
    Species yet it is Most Definitely
    All Natural And What Happens When
    A Species Consumes More Than it Returns
    of Its Environment in Balance the United States
    Consumes 40 Percent of Human Resources From
    The Globe With 4 Percent of the Population And
    Even With All Those Flavors of Resources
    Folks Are Always Gonna Be
    Salty Without
    Overall As The Village
    Of Warmth in Humanity Becomes Lost…
    Anyway Here i Am Reaching Out So Very
    Tired Yet i Won’t Go to Sleep Until i Reach
    Out and Touch All mY FRiEnDS as i Finally
    Have the
    Gift mY
    Mother Had
    Retired too as True
    When She Worked That’s
    Just About All the Room She
    Had For Any Humanity Outside Her Job too…
    Anyway Folks Are Kinda Getting Sick and Tired
    Of Not Really Being Human Anymore They Are
    Started to Put People First Again More Just
    To actually Breathe Like a Human Again…
    And Telling Their Old Bosses Slave
    Driving Them Away
    From Humanity
    Yes Take this
    Job And Stuff IT
    In The File Drawer i’m Moving On
    To Greener Pastures of Humanity Hehe..;)


  2. Sometimes you try to repair the friendship, but it isn’t repairable. That’s so sad. I just lost a childhood friend to


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