As life evolves, friendships can change. Diverging values and lack of common ground may signal the need for reflection on the friendship's role.
One-sided effort in a friendship breeds imbalance and resentment. Reciprocation is crucial for a friendship to thrive and survive.
Feeling drained after being with a friend? Reflect on the cause. Identifying what drains you can help evaluate the impact of the friendship.
Feeling disconnected or obligated in a friendship, lacking reasons to maintain it.
Watch for boundary-pushing signs in friendships: disregard of your boundaries or preferences, jealousy, excessive expectations, or pressuring you to go against your will.
When you start hiding things from your friend due to fear that they will judge you harshly, this is often a sign that the dynamic in your friendship has shifted and you no longer feel emotionally safe
Healthy friendships handle disagreements with honest and respectful communication, while unhealthy friendships may result in volatile conflicts, impacting trust and increasing stress.
True friends are there for you in good times and bad. Notice if your friend offers support during tough times or only reaches out when they need something. Genuine friendships are based on mutual care and support.
Trust is essential in a friendship. If your friend shows signs of jealousy, competitiveness, or insincere compliments, it can erode trust. Pay attention to these behaviors as they may strain the relationship.
Disclaimer: This post provides information only and should not replace professional advice. Consult a qualified health provider for personalized guidance regarding your mental health and well-being.