"Top 5 indicators that a friendship won't endure: 1. Making an effort is one-sided. 2. A lack of trust. 3. Persistent negativity. 4. Separation. 5. There are no excuses."
"A real friend will listen intently and show interest in you. When someone talks over you or disregards you, don't overlook the warning signs."
Are they simply agitated and chatty, or is there anything else going on? Words will never be as powerful as deeds.
This holds true for every friendship, regardless of how recent. Their willingness to stand up for you to the very end is the genuine test of a loyal friendship.
The assurance that your friend will be there for you no matter what brings love and community to a friendship. Can't have it if people laugh at you rather than with you.
A friend who only shows up when it's convenient for them is a red sign. It's simple to overlook, but don't blame yourself; it's probably on purpose.
"They are not a real friend if they leave you when you need them after you have supported them. A true friend supports you in all circumstances."
You shouldn't have to deal with last-minute texts all the time, whether they're invitations to hang out or cancellations of arrangements.
Life is hectic, and we may all occasionally be guilty of it. So it might be time to find better mates if you're being shunned, ghosted, or experiencing all of the above.
It's one thing to have friends that are challenging to spend out with, but quite another when being with them drains you.
"Don't force a bond that drains you. It's acceptable if the energies don't mesh. Let things go and let the past be the past."