Good listening seeks to understand, but it is not always silent, and it does not automatically dismiss accountability. As a result, it is decidedly not what some people are looking for: a toxic dump site.
I admit it: I have a friend that I'm afraid to totally ditch for fear she'll do something nasty to me. OK, now your turn: You have toxic friendships, I know you do. It's time to admit it--and figure out why.