When core values diverge and common grounds fade, friendships might grow apart. If significant differences emerge, it's time to reassess the friendship's role in your life.
If you're the only one making an effort to maintain the friendship, it might be time to reevaluate. Friendships need reciprocation to survive, imbalance can lead to resentment over time.
6If you notice that you frequently feel drained after spending time with your friend, this a sign to take some time to reflect on what specifically is causing you to feel drained when you’re around them.
If you’re reflecting on the role a friendship has in your life and you’re having difficulty coming up with a reason why you’re maintaining it, this is usually a sign that you’re feeling disconnected from this friend or obligated to spend time with them.
Notice how friends respect your boundaries. If they disregard or push them, like insisting on invites or becoming jealous of your other friendships, it might signal a time for reevaluation.
When you start hiding things from your friend due to fear that they will judge you harshly, this is often a sign that the dynamic in your friendship has shifted and you no longer feel emotionally safe.
If you can't be your authentic self or consistently feel bad about yourself after interacting with a friend, it's time to reconsider the friendship. Healthy relationships should foster positivity and acceptance.
If a friend only surfaces when they need help but doesn't reciprocate support during your tough times, it might be time to rethink the friendship. Balance and mutual care are key to healthy relationships.
If you feel that your friend is often trying to one-up you, gives you backhanded compliments, or has difficulty celebrating your success, your guard will likely be up and as a result, it will be difficult to trust them, which can cause a strain in the relationship over time.