That being said, it can be super hard to figure out which of those toxic relationships you need to drop and which you should work on to make better. I mean, these are your friends after all and we can get totally blind to the effect they can have on our wellbeing. So have a read at the toxic relationships you need to drop in your life:

1. The friend who never asks how you are

You know the type. You ask her question after question about her work, her life, her career, her neighbor who lives next door with the noisy barking dog. But she never asks you a single one in return. It starts to feel like you’re interviewing her every time you get together. This is not the sort of friend you need. Drop this one and see if you can’t replace her with one who actually cares about how you are.

2. The friend who is always trying to get you to self-destruct

This person is forever trying to get you to do one (or more) of the following things: break your diet, take drugs, smoke cigarettes again, skip class, blow off work, or a slew of other self-destructive behaviours that you really don’t need in your life. In reality, this friend is angry at the fact that you can hold a steady job, wake up on time, eat healthily and stay on the wagon in terms of cigarettes or drugs. They want you to backslide so they feel better about themselves. You so don’t need this person in your life.

3. The friend who is a literal energy vampire sucking you dry

This friend is always after drama. If they can’t find any they make it themselves. They’re constantly ranting to you about this person or that situation or begging you to help them from some ridiculous circumstance – once you’re out of their company you feel exhausted and literally drained.

4. The friend who is a complete and utter killjoy

I personally can’t stand these people. Everything they look at gets a negative bent. A sunny day becomes ‘a perfect day for melanoma’, a beautiful spread of lunch is ‘what a waste of food, that’s not going to get finished by everyone’. Personally, anyone who complains about food can get out of my life.

5. The ‘friend’ (I use this term lightly) who constantly comments on your weight

You do not, I repeat do not need that sort of friend in your life. Anyone who is commenting on your weight in a negative aspect (and isn’t a personal trainer or dietician who understands your needs and desires in terms of weight intimately) needs to GTFO of your life. It’s so not cool, it’s not nice and to be honest, speaks more about their own perceived inadequacies and fears than yours.