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Have you ever been backstabbed
vitu(vituperated) or betrayed by someone you thought you could trust?
Unfortunately we can't stop people from taking such actions against us
but we can decide who we keep in our lives
Wondering if your BFF is reliable or not?
Here are five signs someone isn't really your friend
1 They use you more than they enjoy your company
Maybe they approached you first with good conversations
and that's how your friendship started
but eventually the mask falls off.
Do they often only go to you now when it's convenient?
Or you ask them to hang out
and they immediately will follow up with anyone else going
before they decide on coming or not?
Or maybe they're simply constantly asking for favors?
Maybe you work at a company they want to work at
Do they only meet up with you to ask to borrow something?
relationships are give-and-take.
And if you want to find out if they are a true friend
Just ask them for a favor too,
and if they reciprocate then keep them around Just ask them for a favor too,
and if they reciprocate then keep them around
Otherwise, you know what to do
Two, there is an imbalance in communication
Unless they are an introvert, are you always the one making contact?
Do they frequently ghost you?
Sometimes, life can be overwhelming with responsibilities piling up
or we get to a point
where your work schedule isn't compatible with your friends
But, if they constantly cancel plans with you
or stop communicating with you all together,
it might be assigned to start investing in other
more worthwhile friendships
you deserve support, attention, and respect too.
3 they are secretly competing with you
This one can be tricky to detect
Especially if they seem like the passive-aggressive type
but they close attention to how they react to your progress
Do they say congrats with a smile
but secretly want to beat you?
Are they known to be a naturally jealous person
one other thing to note is if they copy you
copying is an attempt to steal your identity
they might try to keep up with you
by trying to become a replica of you
not that it's not flattering
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Now on to point 4
4 they bring you more drama than support
If you have low tolerance for drama, it's probably best
to evaluate if you can see yourself growing with someone
who enjoys gossiping and stirring up trouble.
A solid friendship is about having fun with someone
and providing a safe space,
where both parties can confide in one another.
If they smack talk about your other friends and their friends,
you can probably guess
that they will talk smack about you too.
Is that someone worth keeping around?
5 they make everything about them
there's a difference between seeking validation
and punishing you for wanting to establish boundaries
Some people are clingier than others
and that's okay
if you hear the phrase
"If you were a real friend
and you would do this for me" blah blah blah
then you know
Personally, I'm not really a fan of being guilt-tripped,
so I would advise you not let others do that.
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what's the most painful thing you've been told?
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