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6 signs your friendship is toxic — even if it doesn't feel like it

INSIDER Logo By Ni'Kesia Pannell of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 7: Although we like to think all friendships are healthy, there are some that can be toxic to you.If your friendships are draining, one-sided, and have you hide who you truly are, these are all examples of  toxic relationships.Searching for and holding on to friendships that put out the same energy that you give is one way to form healthy relationships in your life.We've all been there. Having that one friend (or two) who we keep around knowing that we shouldn't. Sometimes we do it out of obligation to the number of years our friendship has lasted and other times, we just don't want to believe that they're not good for us. Though the characters on "Gossip Girl" might have convinced you that double-crossing your friends is fine just as long as you work it out in the end, real friendships shouldn't continuously bring toxic energy into your life.Since we can't always notice when things aren't right in our relationships, here are six signs that you should keep in mind that can help you determine if your friendship is toxic.

  • Although we like to think all friendships are healthy, there are some that can be toxic to you.
  • If your friendships are draining, one-sided, and have you hide who you truly are, these are all examples of toxic relationships.
  • Searching for and holding on to friendships that put out the same energy that you give is one way to form healthy relationships in your life.
  • We've all been there. Having that one friend (or two) who we keep around knowing that we shouldn't. Sometimes we do it out of obligation to the number of years our friendship has lasted and other times, we just don't want to believe that they're not good for us. Though the characters on "Gossip Girl" might have convinced you that double-crossing your friends is fine just as long as you work it out in the end, real friendships shouldn't continuously bring toxic energy into your life.

    Since we can't always notice when things aren't right in our relationships, here are six signs that you should keep in mind that can help you determine if your friendship is toxic.

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