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Toxic Friendships

10 Signs You Are In a Toxic Friendship

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 07.22.2015 | Women
Dr. Gail Gross

Have you ever had that friend who made you feel less than? The one who drained your energy and whose presence made you feel sick to your stomach?

The Types Of Friends Everyone Should Get Rid Of In Midlife

Margaret Manning | Posted 07.01.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Did you ever think about the fact that many of our friendships are 'accidental?' For most of our lives, the people that we meet are defined by our social context at the time. As a result, as we reach our 50s, we often find ourselves with people in our lives that are actually causing us more harm than good.

7 Types Of Toxic Friends You Need To Immediately Ditch

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 05.26.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com It’s a universal—if sometimes painful—truth: Not every friendship is meant to last a lifetime. It’s also true...

Lindsay Holmes

6 Toxic People Who May Be Sabotaging Your Happiness

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living

I once read a quote by motivational speaker Jim Rohn that blatantly stated, "You're the average of the five people you spend the most time with." It's...

'I Miss My Best Friend, But Not The Friendship'

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Jean Hanff Korelitz, author of "Admission" and "You Should Have Known," found herself in a toxic friendship with her best friend Molly. After dist...

Is It Time for a Friend Detox?

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 03.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

We have an opportunity in life to make every second fantastic, and it starts with you and your friends. Surround yourself with positive, supportive people, and you will immediately see the quality of your life expand.

7 Steps To Freeing Yourself From Toxic Relationships This Year

Avril Carruthers | Posted 03.07.2014 | Women
Avril Carruthers

Often, we find ourselves inadvertently repeating the habitual relational patterns of our family of origin. Being aware of this can allow us the space to make different decisions about how we want to be. But it's hard work. Old emotional ties can make this a sticky process.

7 Toxic Friends You Didn't Know You Had

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

These friendships aren't as healthy as they might seem

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

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

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 ...

Help! How Do I Dump A Toxic Friend?

| Posted 04.26.2012 | Teen

By Brenda Salinas As survivors of Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts and summer camp, teenagers know that BFFs aren’t always forever. Unfortunately, that...

What to Do When Your Daughter's Friend Is a Bully

Signe Whitson | Posted 05.01.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

When kids understand what a healthy friendship should look and feel like, they are best equipped to extricate themselves from friendships that are toxic and damaging.

10 Steps to End a Toxic Relationship

Therese Borchard | Posted 08.28.2011 | Women
Therese Borchard

A relationship doesn't have to be romantic to fall into the "toxic" category. Many friendships, including mother-daughter and boss-employee qualify. If someone is bringing you down consistently, chances are that your relationship with him is toxic.

The Single Best Way to Tell if You Have Outgrown a Friendship

Margaret Ruth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Ruth

If one person has done something such as become healthier, develop new interests or changed what s/he wants in a friendship, then the friendship has to change along.