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Old 12-22-2005, 03:32 AM   #1
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Toxic friend???

I have a friend who is very critical of anyone and everything. She is a perfectionist and very religious. I try to stay middle of the road on alot of things in life, and I feel uncomfortable criticizing people. She is about 12 years older than me, so, when the conversation leans towards "gossip" and criticism, I try to listen, but, deep down, I feel sick inside, to even be a part of it. My gut instinct tells me to remove myself from this friendship, because it feels more stressful than not. She also is very negative about men and has never had an intimate relationship with a man and thinks sex outside of marriage is sinful. I hope one day to bring a guy into my life again, but she's such a downer that it dashes my own hopes abut my own lovelife. I'm not sure what to do. I don't want to be rude.

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Old 12-22-2005, 03:42 AM   #2
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Re: Toxic friend???

Looks like your "friend" and you have nothing in common and her company doesn't make you happy in the least. I'm amazed you're even friends! Why do you care what she thinks? Just stop speaking to her. She seems to bring you down most of the time. You wouldn't be losing much by losing someone like that from your circle of friends.

Old 12-22-2005, 07:52 AM   #3
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Re: Toxic friend???

If she's this bad now, just wait till you find a significant other. I had a so called friend like that. I suggest you be cordial but avoid hanging out with her. She won't be happy until those around her are miserable. Unfortunately, she's not a friend by any definition of the word.

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