Is It Time To Let That Friend Go?

Empty bottles of alcohol with drinking man Friendships are so important as we move through life, and having a supportive friend or two is especially important when we are going through a difficult time in our lives. “Friends forever” is a nice idea, but oftentimes people just grow apart as their lives change – have you been thinking lately that one of your friends is doing more harm than good in your life?

Some Friendships Weren’t Meant To Last Forever

You may stay friends with someone against your better judgment, just because you’ve been friends for years – but there may come a time when you start to suspect that they aren’t acting as a friend should and are even doing damage to your mental health or encouraging you to indulge in behaviors that you know are bad for you.

Here are some questions to ask yourself if you are wondering if it is time to let that person go:

  • Can they be happy for you? Everyone has a bad day now and then, and your friend’s bad day may correspond with a day when you get some really good news – so maybe they just can’t react as you think they should. However, if your friend never seems to be happy for you about anything, it may be a sign that you should reassess the friendship.
  • Do they ask about you? We are all self-absorbed at times, which can make it hard to be there for someone else. But if your friend is always talking about themselves and never seems to ask about you, it might have you feeling like you aren’t worth the effort, which can do damage to your self-esteem.
  • Can you be yourself around them? If you feel like you have to change your behavior or part of your personality when you are around a certain friend, it may be a sign that the two of you aren’t really friends at all.

You may have been friends with someone for years and years – but that doesn’t mean that the relationship is still a healthy one for you. The staff at Wasatch Crest in Heber, Utah, wants to make sure you have the support system that you need, when you need it. Call (800) 385-3507 today.

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