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Improving One-Sided Friendships

Breaking up with an old friend is almost as bad as breaking up with your boyfriend or girlfriend. After all, you’ve got a shared history and someone needs to do the “dumping.” When the friendship becomes one-sided and one person is doing 90% of the work, its stops being a friendship. It becomes a give-and-take, which is unhealthy not to mention unfair to the “giver.”

If you feel as though your relationship has hit this familiar pattern, try talking to your friend. Perhaps they are going through a period in their life where they are simply unable to devote as much time to the relationship; such as starting a new job, or having a new baby. If they are still not responsive, it might be time to dump them. You deserve rewarding and enriching relationships in your life, not an energy sucker! Get more details on one-sided friendships at revolutionhealth.com.

Have you ever had to "break up" with a friend?

 

Posted: 3/7/08