It can be difficult to keep friends together, especially as an adult. The only thing more difficult is cutting a friend out of your life. Nixing a friend completely can be a very difficult undertaking. You might even make excuses for why you should keep the friendship going.
There are, in fact, many small signs that clue you in to a friendship gone bad. But there is one sign that should definitely tip you off that it’s time to cut someone out of your life.
For starters, bad friends cause deadly diseases!
It sounds crazy, but it’s true. The University of California, Los Angeles conducted a study a few years ago that found individuals with negative interactions with their friends and acquaintances had heightened levels of pro-inflammatory proteins in their bodies. These proteins, CBS News points out, are linked to horrible conditions such as depression, cancer, and heart disease.
The lesson here? Seeing the warning signs of a bad friendship and eliminating it, is better for your health!