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Hey look, it’s a picture of that fake friend that we don’t like! (Photo courtesy of Pixabay, picture credits to Kapa65)

Hey look, it’s a picture of that fake friend that we don’t like! (Photo courtesy of Pixabay, picture credits to Kapa65)

Hey look, it’s a picture of that fake friend that we don’t like! (Photo courtesy of Pixabay, picture credits to Kapa65)

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Fake friends are like snake venom…toxic. “What is a fake friend?” you may ask; a “friend” who is only interested in his/her own needs, does not actually care for anyone else’s feelings, and takes every single action to please himself/herself without worrying about the effects it has on others is classified as fake and/or toxic. Do you have someone in mind?

You may be thinking,“Are my friends toxic? Oh no! What do I do?” Do not fear! Your guide to fake friends is here! A toxic friendship can be very stressful and hard to deal with, but you may not even realize that you are apart of one. If you have a “friend” who talks to you about someone else [who they are supposedly friends with], then they most likely talk to others about you too. Fake. Also, if this person always “jokes” about your insecurities, then they are toxic. Even though they say that it was just for laughs, insecurities are nothing to joke about; if a joke hurts or makes you feel bad about yourself, newsflash, it is not a joke. A joke is something that someone says to cause amusement, not sadness. Know the difference. Lastly, there are small characteristics that accompany toxic friends. Bad friends tend to argue a lot, try to change you, and expect too much from you.

Toxic friendships are caused when two people meet, they may like each other, but as the friendship grows one of them is not as great as they were in the beginning. They become rude and uncaring of their friend’s feelings. Fake friends will get to the point where they completely disregard the feelings of others. The only thing that matters is the success and feelings of the fake friend in a toxic relationship; the other person’s needs are put on hold. The new toxic behavior is usually shrugged off because it is hard to let go of close friends.

Toxic relationships and fake friends can have a very bad effect on the health of anyone who has to deal with them. They can lead to higher stress levels, increase the risk of depression, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and unhealthy lifestyle habits. No one wants to encounter more stress than life is already throwing at us, so toxic friends are not people we want in our lives; the question is – how can fake friends be eliminated?

All anyone wants is happiness. No one wants to live a life that is completely made up of stress and sadness, but if you stay in a horrible friendship that’s what is going to happen! Getting rid of fake and toxic friends is very easy and does not take much effort at all. There is a simple solution to ridding your life of pathetic people who try to bring you down, and taking this step can lead to a stress-free life, full of happiness and love. Resolution: Drop this person! Block, block, block! He/she does not deserve to be in your life and should not occupy any of your time. You can just simply stop talking to him/her or hanging around with him/her, but blocking is the single most effective way to make the person get the message. You may think, however, that blocking on someone on every single platform is going a little too far, but it will ensure that he/she cannot try to slither back into your life like the snake he/she is.

Toxic friends are bad. They are not worth the time, effort, stress, or depression; they are terrible people and steps to get rid of them should be taken. If you have come this far and realize that you don’t have any toxic friends…good job, you are probably the fake one!

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