7 Friends You'd Be Better Off Without

Ending a friendship—especially a long one—is never easy. But friends aren’t really friends if they act like this.

By Sally Stich
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My New Year resolution was just that. A (friend?)
complaining, gossiping, even on numerous free cruises, i invited her to go, she hurt me. I loved her as my friend, but understand she had issues. Invited to lunch, she always said, let you know. Real friendship is where there is laughter, tears, loyalty & love. Not jealousy, frowns or selfishness. She is always in my prayers.

pattihollingworth@gmail.com on 2013-04-30 09:04:16

Friendships come and go, for the reasons you pointed out. There are some friendships that are fighting for. I have a friendship that dates back to high school. We have our moments, but in the end, I'll do whatever it takes to keep it alive. The first question to ask is whether or not a relationship is worth the effort.

cathys997 on 2013-04-29 22:06:02

What about those people who never stop talking and never listen to you!

What about those nosy, nosy people asking about everything!

michaelfrancis on 2013-04-25 16:08:26

Great!! Just what the world needs - more zero tolerance aka INTOLERANCE. i am being sarcastic. of course but articles like this one makes me wonder if I might be taken seriously!
For one thing, the ways friends act toward you is not ALL ABOUT YOU!! Often, they are stuck in a style that doesn't feel right to them either.
Remember why you were friends in the first place and so what if they are not perfect and sometimes a pain in the butt. What ever happened to loyalty and generosity of spirit! Forgiveness even.
For those who follow this intolerance route, I hope you never have a handicapped grandchild especially disabled by emotional illness. I hope for the child, that is. The intolerant grandparent (friend) just walks off but the abandoned child (friend) misses you no matter how they may behave.

MizzPaw on 2013-04-25 14:38:22