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.

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It’’s a universal— if sometimes painful— truth: Not every friendship is meant to last a lifetime. It’’s also true that many of us stay in friendships long after we should’’ve said adios. Why? Because we rationalize and deny that the relationship makes us feel “less than.” We make excuses for the other person when we should be giving her the boot.

Ask yourself: do any of my galpals resemble the following? If so, it’’s time to move on.