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Navigating the daily ups and downs of life can be made better by being surrounded by supportive family and friends.

great friends help to keep us grounded in the reasons behind why we do the things we do while offering the emotional support that makes the journey that much easier to traverse.

on the other hand, many of us have experienced friendships that were the opposite of supportive; draining our energy, instead of filling us with genuine love, care, and compassion.

toxic friendships are often difficult to remove ourselves from because there is usually such a strong social aversion to breaking up with friends.

here are four signs that you may be in a toxic friendship: - they are self-centered, only considering their wants, needs, and desires in all situations, even when you both are involved. - they often find pleasure or comfort in attacking your psyche. they find it easy to gaslight you or use your emotions to attack you. - conversations usually only center around their issues, very rarely giving pause to consider your own experiences. on the off chance that you do get to express yourself, their mind & attention is noticeably somewhere else. - they are typically stubborn and uncompromising. they often take on an all-or-nothing approach to making plans, for instance, and have every intent to get their way.

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comment 0 star 11 12 hours ago

Repost @iam_shanyj i never ever felt comfortable putting myself first as my needs and emotions were unimportant to my aparents so it was always something i never felt comfortable with... being too transparent can get us confused with who is loving us or using us... #lessonlearnt #thankyou #toxicfriendships #boundaries #kindness #strongwoman #adoption #quote #behappy #positivity #positivevibes #alwayslearning #whoami #metoo ❤️

comment 2 star 34 2 days ago

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friends come and go, but your opinion of yourself is the only one that really matters! cut yourself a little slack today and take care of your biggest supporter and your best friend - yourself! 💕
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comment 0 star 21 3 days ago

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comment 0 star 2 3 days ago

⛈bullying⛈
let's talk about the enablers. there are the bullies, and then there are the people who accept and/or support the bully's behaviour; those are the enablers.
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for several years, i was bullied by multiple different people. i had no support from friends during times when this was occurring. they would remain friends with the bully without caring about what they were doing to me, or would become closer with them; despite how much it was affecting me.
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if ever i was to reach out to one of these friends about being bullied by somebody or having horrible & untrue things spread about me by that person; they would agree with me about it being horrible, but would remain friends with them, would let the bullying slide and would show no support towards me. or they would emotionally manipulate/gaslight me and make me feel like i'm the problem in the situation for being affected by the bullying/harassment/abuse, while still letting the bully's behaviour slide and remaining close with them. or they would not respond to me. or they would act supportive and then go behind my back. or they didn't believe me. or they would constantly remind me of the bully's existence and bring them up in conversation. etc. etc.
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i ended up cutting out all enablers from my life. i realised that anybody who is a true friend would have my back, wouldn't allow anyone to treat me badly, would believe what i say, and who wouldn't want to see me upset.
remaining 'neutral' and not giving the victim any support tells me that you either aren't very empathetic, you secretly approve of their behaviour or you are scared to be their next victim.
enablers are just as weak as the bullies.
i could never stay friends with somebody who bullies others. i only want to he surrounded by people who treat everyone with respect and kindness. i could never not support a friend if they were being bullied by somebody else.
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not allowing bullying to occur is the first step to putting it to a stop. if people get away with bullying and their behaviour is enabled, they will continue to do it and more people will suffer from mental health issues as a result.

comment 5 star 69 4 days ago

✨ happy #worldmentalhealthday everyone! keep in mind that there’s a reason why you refer to yourself as “numero uno” - your own mental health should always be your first priority. focusing on yourself does not make you a bad friend or a bad person. 💕
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comment 0 star 17 5 days ago

Taking care of yourself is so important: whether it’s putting on a face mask, or cutting out the toxic people in your life, you do it. it’s easier said than done, but trust me it’s worth it. :) ~tay
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comment 0 star 29 6 days ago

Need a laugh today? siri can help you out 😃 and in real life, if you need to look at your friendships and why they’re not “working out” we can help. #elledgecounseling #christiancounseling #selfcare #friendships #toxicfriendships

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