You know they say.. beware the woman who has no female friends, only male friends? There is truth in this.
She may tell you that it's because she just happens to get along better with me, or that men are just drawn to her, or she may play the victim by saying other women are jealous bitches so they won't befriend her.
But the truth is she has no female friend because most women won't put up with her bullshit. And men stick around either because she is persistent, or they couldn't care less, or they want to get in her pants.
Toxic friends stress you out, use you, are unreliable, are overly negative, and don't give anything back in terms of a friendship.
According to studies, it's women who are more likely to be toxic than men.
I have a friend who keeps badgering me for favours... making me feel obligated, and guilty when I cannot help her. I've never asked her for anything, we aren't even good friends, she is just an acquaintance who pushed her way in to my life and started making demands on my time, money and emotions. I helped her out the first few times out of pity, but the demands just keep increasing, and I find her very draining.
Do you have any toxic friends?