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PSA: You Literally Do Not Have To Be Friends With People You Don't Like

You really, really don't.

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Having a lot of friends is great.

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When you have a lot of friends you always have someone to talk to or hang out with.

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But sometimes the people you hang out with aren't the kind of people you want in your life.

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Maybe one of them says mean things and makes you feel bad.

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"Come on, it was only a joke!"

Maybe one of them is really destructive and brings out the worst in you.

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And maybe some of them are just straight-up assholes.

But they're your friends! Friends just put up with each other, right? WRONG!

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You DO NOT have to be friends with people you do not like.

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There's no rule that says you have to.

It's OK to say "fuck you" and keep going.

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They will live. You will live. And you'll probably live better without toxic people in your life.

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Cutting off people who make you feel bad about yourself is a valuable component of self-care.

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And the only friend you'll technically have for YOUR ENTIRE LIFE...is you.

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So don't be afraid to put your feelings first, and stop being friends with people you don't really like.

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Because fuck 'em, that's why.

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