HomeFriends Relationship QuestionsHow do I deal with toxic friends?
Rila Thomas Staff asked 2 months ago

I've been friends with Sarah for years but lately, it feels like she's been trying to control my life. She's always telling me what to do and who to hang out with and she gets really angry if I don't do what she says. It's like she's trying to control me and I don't know how to deal with it.

1 Answers
Roy Murray answered 2 months ago

It sounds like you might be in a toxic friendship. If your friend is constantly trying to control you and making you feel bad about yourself, then it's time to cut them off. It's important to communicate with them about how you're feeling and why you need some space. Let them know that you still care about them but you can't continue the friendship if they're going to treat you like this. If they're truly your friend, they'll understand and respect your decision. If not, then it's better to walk away from the friendship before it gets even more toxic.