I read with interest an article by Kathryn Lindsay in Cosmopolitan on my newsfeed. She wrote 12 Tiny Signals You Should End a Toxic Friendship. Lindsay listed simple things like texting, self-centeredness, bullying and dating. Of course, as always, these types of articles omit some very critical signs, some of which should be red flags. As a public service, I list the ten additional signs that you should end a toxic friendship:
Your friend starts buying a lot of fertilizer and asks to borrow your truck.
Your friend buys a pit bull and is using your perfume/cologne to train it.
When you google your friend, their mug shot pops up.
When you check the list of sex offenders in your neighborhood, your friend’s name is on the list.
You find your friend’s underwear in your significant other’s car.
Your friend says her/his friend in Nigeria wants to talk to you about an investment.
You discover your friend is an extraterrestrial.
Your friend doesn’t want you to watch The Hunt with John Walsh.
You discover a naked picture of your significant other on your friend’s cellphone.
You friends asks if he/she can join you and your significant other in the bedroom.
I hope this helps you evaluate your current friendship.
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