In today’s episode Christal and Chrissy discuss 7 types of friends that need the boot – How to set healthy boundaries with friends – What’s the best way to confront a friend – The difference between someone needing space to grow vs. a friendship that needs to end – The best way to end a friendship – How to deal if someone wanted to end a friendship with you.
Ok. So…. Last week we had an epic recording fail. Chrissy and I have been given the prestigious responsibility of hitting record on not only one, but two cameras and an audio recorder.
Well… Thank goodness Chrissy knows how to do her job. Her responsibilities include, but not limited to:
- Pressing record on camera 1
- Pressing record on camera 2
We are so high tech….
My responsibilities include, but not limited to:
- Pressing record on the zoom recorder
… If you could take a guess at who didn’t do their job, who would it be?
You most likely guest correctly. It. Was. ME!
We started our podcast and spoke for nearly 1.5hrs (because you know we have the gift of gab) until I realized we weren’t recording.
I have other talents guys.
Now, that brings us to this week. Just when we thought we were out of the woods with recording fails, camera 1 decided to stop recording.
Couldn’t blame Chrissy though because I was there when she pressed record so as much as I’d like her to have an opportunity to join me in the “people who can’t do their job right” group. She’s the only one out of us both who actually does have a follow through rate of about a 99.9%.
You know we are all about giving you tools and resources to expand the relationships around us.
One of the more significant relationships outside of significant others and family, are friendships.
I am so thankful for the friendships in my life. They have guided and shaped me into the woman I am. From young to old, my friends have shown me possibilities, guided me through wisdom, brought me laughter, had my back, and supported me with every little thing I’ve ever wanted to do or create. Especially this magical creature sitting next to me… my sweet Chrissy Cakes!
Throughout the years, I’ve definitely had friendships that came and went. Some ended peacefully, some ended in a public display of behind the back – passive aggressive side shows. Some friendships just needed temporary breaks (which we will get into) and some friendships just fizzled out because of different stages of life.
But what do we do when there is a friendship that you know isn ’t serving you but your loyalty keeps you there?
That is exactly what we discuss in today’s episode, but we also call out 7 toxic types of friends you might want to give the boot.
8 Toxic Friends You May Need to Breakup with:
The friend who thinks you owe them. You do nice gestures for them but these gestures become expectations without appreciation.
The Overly Sensitive:
No matter what you do, this friend takes everything you do personally and says passive aggressive things or start fights to get your attention. They also make it hard to go places with them because they find every reason to be offended by what others do.
The Shit Talker
The friend that would, without question, shit on you or talk about your business to other friends or acquaintances.
The Bossy Know it All
This friend will talk over you and vomit their opinions when no advice was asked. Nothing you do could ever be good enough to match their sainthood.
This friend is not dependable with anything. We are all adults and part of adulting is about “cancelled plans” but this friend is completely unreliable. They are not the friend you call when you need a shoulder to cry on.
The Addicted to Problems
This friend can’t seem to get it together. Every time you are with this person you feel like you are in a sink hole of negativity. You always leave the interaction feeling completely drained and overwhelmed.
The Silent Hater
This person doesn’t have to say much, their silence says it all. You come to them with good news they either “passive aggressively” burst your bubble or they ignore your celebration all together.
The Boundary Breaker
Since this friend has no clear personal boundaries, they have no shame dumping their personal load on you whenever is convenient for them.
Is there anyone in your life that has any of these seven toxic traits? Beyond that, could you find, either yourself now, or your past self engaging in one of these toxic traits? You know I’m all about holding a mirror to the light and dark parts of ourselves, because doing so helps us self-correct and enhance the relationships around us.
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