Has Your Friendship Turned Toxic?
If you have a friendship that has you thinking, this doesn't feel as good as it once did, take a moment to reflect on why. Has it become toxic? A healthy, dependable, close relationship with a friend can enhance your life, but if you're finding yourself having to work hard at maintaining a friendship, perhaps it's time to sever ties and move on. Dr. Phil goes over the signs that a friendship has turned toxic and gives his formula for a successful relationship: Warning signs that a friendship has become toxic:
- You feel bad about yourself after contact
- Your friend is unsupportive and even demanding
- Your friend is a taker
- The relationship is draining, unsatisfying and stifling
- There is unequal footing; You have no voice
- Your friend is unreliable
- There is a pattern of criticism
- There is little or no respect
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