Despite the fact that a dedicated friendship is one of the most consecrated things in this world, some people still take advantage of their friends. Such people consider friendship a thing of an insignificant value.
There is a saying, “show me your friend and I will you who you are”. The kind of friends we keep can determine how far we can go in life. A loyal friend is one of man’s greatest motivation. If you don’t have a loyal friend; then, it is time to let go of such friendship.
Break-ups can be painful and it isn’t always the easiest decision to make, but it can sometimes be the healthiest. Friends come and go but sometimes, it hurts to let go. However, not everyone can or will be your friend.
As a point, you’ll realize that you need to break away from some friends. Let’s take a look at when it’s time to break up a friendship;
Repetition of past mistakes
Many times, we’ve made some mistakes that have brought us regrets and guilt; and we always want to forget them in hurry and ensure we don’t repeat such mistakes again. However, there are some friends who may keep luring us to do things that we might have made up our mind not to do.
For instance, you once had a bitter experience in your life and you got really scared; but, somehow you were saved. After this incident, you then decided to stay away from such experience or act but this friend of yours keep trying to lure you back to it. You should be careful of such friends and you should not hesitate to break up such friendship because they are not your true friend.
A true friend must always look for ways to help you grow in positive ways. If your friend is always thinking negative or proclaiming negatively, beware. This kind of friendship may make you want to do negative things that can cause you guilt and regrets later in life.
A friend with a manipulative mind won’t give you a chance to speak or share your ideas. Such friend will never hear you out when you are even going through a challenging or difficult phase of life. You shouldn’t keep such friends. Therefore, you should stay away from them because you’ll end up feeling hurt and you’ll never be happy.
Are your friends supportive?
Friendship rests largely upon support and admiration. To enjoy a friendship, your friends need to have caring qualities and personality. If you have a friend that doesn’t care about you, support you or show concern for you when you need him or her, this definitely isn’t the kind of friend you should have. You should not continue the journey of your life with such a person.
Marden once said, “We get what we give, our friends are harvest of our friendship sowing”. This means that whatever lifestyle you live is the same as that of your friend’s. Similarly, if your friend is living an unhealthy lifestyle, it’ll affect you too. However, if your friend is living an unhealthy lifestyle, which doesn’t go in line with your goals and aspirations in life, you should break away from such friendship.
As much as you devote more time to build your friendship; and your friends are not on the same page with you, it is time for you to break-up with them.