MARLO THOMAS
06/03/2013 10:44 am ET | Updated Aug 13, 2013

Signs Of A Toxic Friendship, From Dr. Irene Levine (VIDEO)

How do you know when a friendship is broken beyond repair? Friendship expert Dr. Irene Levine outlined the three signs of a toxic friendship when she joined me this week on Mondays With Marlo. Different things can turn relationships toxic for different people, but here are some of the common causes that a friendship dissolves:

  1. A friend is not understanding or sensitive.

  • A friend takes advantage of you.
  • A friend is not available.
  • Sometimes it's hard to know when your friendship is broken beyond repair. Be cautious and don't end the relationship too soon -- but notice the signs. You might feel uncomfortable, bored or even physically sick when you're around the person. If so, you should pay attention to the signals and cut ties.

    For more on nurturing and building the friendships in your life, see Dr. Levine's friendship tips:

    Dr. Irene Levine's Friendship Tips


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