People shared examples of things to really look out for in your friendships. Some of these things I never would've realized, but they're super true. Here's what they said:
1."Always one-upping. This doesn’t refer to sharing their own story in response to yours — that’s pretty normal. It’s more about how you can never have the focus remain on you; it always becomes about them."
3."Treating you differently when you’re around other people — acting embarrassed, disgusted, condescending, reserved. It happened to me personally, and it took a while for me to understand it fully, but babes, don’t stick your necks out for someone who wouldn’t even lift a pinky for you."
6."When they can't keep plans consistent. If they're consistently last-minute dropping/changing plans, then it's a sign that you're their second-best option. You're their backup if nothing else is better."
13."You always come out of an argument feeling exhausted and nothing was really solved. This CAN be obvious, but it's also easy to write off as the conversation not working out. Getting to the root of the problem is important — the people who fight against that are generally going to be pretty toxic, whether they mean to be or not."