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The Friendship Detox

When A Friendship Has Turned Toxic, Sometimes The Only Option Is To Go Cold Turkey. These Are The Three Frenemies It’S Time To Break Up With.

Aoife Stuart-Madge

We all have that one high-maintenance friend who creates massive drama everywhere she goes. Whether it’s man trouble, her boss or her endless spats with, well, pretty much anyone who disagrees with her that is lighting her fuse, she’s the kind of firework that’s constantly going off. And while life in her orbit is dramatic with a capital D, she somehow manages to make everything all about her. She has no interest in what’s going on in your life, is aggressively competitive when good things happen to you, and when she is not blabbing your secrets, she’s playing on your insecurities for LOLs. Sound familiar? Read on to discover the three types of toxic friends you need to bid TTFE – ASAP.

The negativity magnet

This chick could make complaining into an Olympic sport – and win gold. She’s the girl who arrives at work ranting about traffic. She only takes a breath to grab a coffee – except someone else has finished the milk. Cue another moan session. When her computer plays up, she whinges so loudly, you think she might chuck her PC out the window. At lunch, her meal is too bland; when she seasons it, it’s too salty. In summer she’s too hot, but in winter she’s never quite warm enough. Her landlord’s a nightmare, her boyfriend is lazy, her boss is a tyra


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