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Signs Your Friendship Is Toxic

Serious Signs That Your Friendship Is Toxic

Editor's note: The following is a guest post written by Jodi Lipper and Cerina Vincent, authors of How to Eat Like a Hot Chick, How to Love Like a Hot Chick, and the upcoming Live Like a Hot Chick. Today they're discussing toxic friendships.

  1. Your friend flirts with your man, makes sexual comments and innuendos whenever he's around, gets a bit too excited to see him, and/or has even gone so far as to sit on his lap or dance seductively in front of him.
  2. She often borrows money from you and promises to pay you back, but instead she tells you how broke she is and buys a pair of $200 jeans when you're out shopping together.
  3. She makes condescending comments about your appearance, job, or relationship status such as, "What's up with those shoes?" or, "Are you ever embarrassed to tell people what you do for a living?" or, "No date this weekend, either, huh?"
  4. You find yourself hesitating before sharing good news with her because you're worried that she'll act weird and jealous and turn something great into a draining, dramatic fight.
  5. She always breaks plans, changes them at the last minute, or shows up obnoxiously late, and you're starting to feel like you can't rely on her at all because she's so disrespectful of you and your time.

If these sound all too familiar, pick up a copy of Live Like a Hot Chick on Sept. 7 for tips on how to improve friendships that are worth saving and dispose of friends who are truly toxic.

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a-million-suns a-million-suns 5 years
"Live Like a Hot Chick"? I'm sorry, but really?
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 5 years
those are really obvious... not to be rude, but if you need this book to see those things then a lot of stuff is probably flying over your head all day
skigurl skigurl 5 years
I hate when people make solo decisions when you're in a group setting. Like you're hanging out and all the sudden she says "I'm going to go to Starbucks". and you're sitting there wondering, do you want me to come too? do you care what I think? I had a friend in school who would do this, and then would also lord things like having a vehicle over your head. "I think I'm going to drive to the party"...and I'm sitting there, thinking, well I don't have a car, we were supposed to go together, and now you're bailing on me, and because you didn't offer, I guess I'll be bussing it. Thanks for putting a black cloud over the day!
skigurl skigurl 5 years
I hate when people make solo decisions when you're in a group setting. Like you're hanging out and all the sudden she says "I'm going to go to Starbucks". and you're sitting there wondering, do you want me to come too? do you care what I think? I had a friend in school who would do this, and then would also lord things like having a vehicle over your head. "I think I'm going to drive to the party"...and I'm sitting there, thinking, well I don't have a car, we were supposed to go together, and now you're bailing on me, and because you didn't offer, I guess I'll be bussing it. Thanks for putting a black cloud over the day!
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