Everyone has friends but not everyone is meant to be called one.
Friends are people who are there for you when you need them, they support, encourage and most importantly help you grow.
In our lives we have people we call friends but they are undeserving of the title, this may be due to various reasons but their lack of support being at the top of the list.
Have a look at this scenarios and gauge your friendship, but if they are all positive then its time to dump your friend.
1. They’re critical of you – Do they criticize the way you dress? Do they put you down for not doing something “perfect”? That being said, do they talk badly about you to other people?
2. They seem to “compete” rather than support – Do they make comments to you that highlight how they “did that better”? Did they manage to accomplish something, but then put you down for not doing the same? Do they try to take up your interests or hobbies in a way to try to “beat you” in some way?
3. They’re users – Are they always asking you to do them a favor? Do they owe you quite a bit of money, but keep making excuses to not pay you back? Are they always coming to you looking for help but they are never there for you when you need help?
4. They try to make moves on your partner – or they start dating your ex without discussing it with you first. Actions like this are a reflection of how much they truly value your friendship.
5. They lie to you – A few little lies is one thing, but when there are many, it can really negatively affect the genuineness of the friendship. If you are the type of person that values honesty, vulnerability and creating depth in your relationships then having a friend that chronically lies isn’t going to support you in that.
6. They don’t really support you – When you are going through a difficult time, are they there for you? Do they provide you with a good listening ear? Do they support you in your goals? Do they “cheer you on” in your endeavors and ask you how you’ve been doing?
This article was originally published on Jennifertwardowski.com