We all know the qualities of great friends and how important they can be. However, some individuals are not just meant to be our friend. It is therefore necessary to know when it’s time to end a friendship. That said, we have pointed out five major reasons to end a friendship.
Not every ‘friend’ has good intentions towards you, some are just there to use and if you have these kinds of friends, you should definitely stop hanging out with them. Indeed, loaning little cash every now and then and doing a couple of favours when you can is part of the whole concept but when you are the only one doing these favours, you have to question what you can gain from the other person. Friends who make themselves available are the ones that are worthy of receiving favours from you. The friends you only see when they need you are the ones you need to get rid of.
It becomes tiring at some point if you are the only one that calls to hang out. If this is the case with any of your friends, you ought to start asking if the friendship is one-sided. Certainly, you can confirm by restraining from calling the friend for several days and see if he/she will give you a call.
3. IT’S NOT FUN ANYMORE
Frat jokes can’t still be funny after a wife, three kids and a job. Some people never really evolve and promote their status socially. You can’t always do the same thing you did as a teenager therefore, if you have grown over the years, get rid of any friends that wish to take you back to your childish behaviour.
4. LITTLE CONTACT
Life sometimes has its way of separating two close friends. However, at the point of reconnection, it seems like no time has passed because you easily pick up where you left off. Nonetheless, there are friends that we do not have this kind of bond with and yet they still call a couple of times a year even though both of you have no idea why. Be straightforward; end the friendship so there are no more pointless calls and awkward discussions in the future.
If your friend sees you as a nag and can’t accept some constructive criticism, it can only mean one of these two things; that you are the best of friends or that your friendship is falling apart. A best friend can see you as a family member and intentionally not change instantly because it was you that told him to but because you are close to him, he will always give a listening ear. However, over time, a best friend will eventually figure out that even if he thinks you are wrong, he has to change that bad habit just to make the other person happy. A ‘friend’ that neither listens nor changes over time is a friend you need to get rid of.