When To Know You Need To Cut A Toxic 'Friend' From Your Life
Start writing a post
Friendships

4 Reasons To Rethink Your Friendships And Cut Fake Friends Out Of Your Life

Carrying a toxic friend is just extra weight. Let them go!

544
3 friends sitting together in a field

Got a toxic friend? Well, let me tell you why getting rid of them is the best thing you could ever do!

I recently had an eye-opening experience where I realized that the people around me for years were actually snakes. But feeling hurt and upset about the situation was the last thing I wanted. The best option was to simply cut them out of life. You might ask why I didn't just talk it out. I think I spent more time talking things out than actually having a normal friendship. Here are four reasons why you should get rid of that pesky "friend" ruining your life.

1. You get rid of the extra baggage

Carrying a toxic friend is just extra weight. Let them go! It is not worth your time lugging around an orb of bad energy. In the end, keeping ties with someone who constantly brings you down will only hurt you. Just leave them behind and live your life without having anyone to hold you back.

2. You're happier

If this "friend" is making you insecure or unhappy when you're around them then I can assure you cutting them off will guarantee happiness. From personal experience, I know that it is not easy to get rid of someone in seconds, but it is definitely worth it. Do anything you need to do to get rid of them in your life and you will see that happiness will radiate. No need to sacrifice your own happiness at the cost of a toxic and useless friendship.

3. No negativity

The people I surrounded myself with continuously had a negative attitude about everything. This made me such a depressed and condescending person just because of my company. And I knew this was definitely not the people I needed to be associating with because I am not that negative person they tried to make me. Cutting them off brought me nothing but optimism and positivity. And as corny as that sounds it really did work. Removing the friends I had resulted in erasing the insecure and pessimistic outlook I had.

4. You feel relieved

It was hard for me to identify that the people around me were toxic. It took many years to even realize I needed to cut them off to better myself, but it all accumulated over time. The tipping point was later than I wanted but I'm glad I got there. Cutting them off made me feel the most relieved I have ever felt. Keeping my life happy and private away from them makes me so relieved that it is only going to get better from here.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

A Conversation About Sex

"Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature." - Marilyn Monroe

1793
Thinking Beyond Barriers

There it is. Even though I'm not around you, I can feel it. Was there a flutter of embarrassment in your mind when you saw the word sex in this article’s title? Did you look over your shoulder to ensure nobody was around before you began to read this?

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

13 Signs You Are A True Cancer Of The Zodiac

Calling all babies born June 21st - July 22nd!

2104
My Astral Life

I'm the first to admit that I am one of THOSE people who uses their zodiac sign as a description of themselves. I realize not everyone believes in astrology-related anything, and there are plenty of people who don't fit their signs. However, I'm one of the people who truly fits their sign to a tee. I'm a Cancer, a Crab, a Moon Child. It's currently our season fellow Crabs! So without further ado, here are all of the signs that you're a Cancer.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

The Blessing of Lacking Sex Appeal

To all the fellow non "it" girls out there

3481
kozepsuli.hu

Lacking sex appeal is not a desirable thing. It makes you fee not ugly, but wrong. Not having charisma is not a life goal. It doesn't make you fee friendless, but isolated. Not being the "it" girl happens, and tonight (and every nigh prior to this)

Keep Reading... Show less
Swoon

Confessions From the Single Friend of the Group

It is truly the worst place to be

6315
Confessions From the Single Friend of the Group

Look. If you are anything like me, complaining about being single is such a hard thing to because you are genuinely happy for your friends, but as they continue to be happy in their relationships, the ever crushing weight of being the single friends can become overwhelming. For context, my primary friend group consists of four people. We are all roommates and it is a great time here. All three of my roommates have boyfriends/girlfriends, which makes our friend group of four quickly jump to seven, and it is wonderful! I love my roommates so much and I love their S.O's, but no matter how much I love them I always get extremely jealous and sad. The sad thing is that the only part that ever truly ends up bugging me is that since I am single, they are my go-to top priorities and it has been really hard to watch myself slip from the top of their go-to's to not being their go to when they feel the weight of the world. What makes it harder is that expressing that I feel alone and unwanted makes me sound jealous and like I don't want my friends to hangout with their people. I get it. I do. But there are just days I want to be someone's first pick and I'm not.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Aretha Franklin Will Forever Be A Detroit Legend, I'm Proud To Share A Hometown With Her

Aretha Franklin lost her battle to pancreatic cancer, so we stop to reflect on her powerful journey.

7476
Aretha Franklin Will Forever Be A Detroit Legend, I'm Proud To Share A Hometown With Her

Recently, Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, passed away. Ms. Franklin grew up singing in her church's choir in Detroit. Over the years, she decided to make singing a career, first signing to Columbia Records at 18. Years later, she signed with Atlantic Records where her most powerful tunes, such as "Respect," are remembered to this day. Her breathtaking vocals earned her 18 Grammy Awards and made her one of the best-selling artists of all time.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments