Having good friends is really important and according to an Australian study, people with good friends are 22% more likely to live longer.
It’s important you sieve the good friends from the bad friends because having bad friends can lead to lowered immunity, depression, high blood pressure, anxiety and so on.
Below are 5 signs your friend isn’t really your friend
- YOU REACH OUT MORE
Your friend isn’t really your friend if you are the only one trying to reach out. If you find yourself doing all the calling and texting with your friend rarely reciprocating, then he or she isn’t really your friend. A good friend will also invest in the friendship.
- YOUR FRIEND COMPETES WITH YOU
Friends don’t compete with each other so if you are in a competition with your friend, that isn’t friendship. Friends are like teammates and not rivals.
- YOU WATCH YOUR WORDS WHEN WITH YOUR FRIEND
If you find yourself watching what you say when with your friend because it’s so easy to get into trouble with your friend, that isn’t no friendship. A good friendship is meant to be fun and not one where you always worry about getting your friend angry.
- YOUR FRIEND FEELS HE OR SHE IS BETTER THAN YOU
A friend who always criticises you and makes you always feel terrible isn’t a friend. A true friend won’t damage you with hurtful words and make you feel terrible with yourself. A true friend won’t act all self-righteous around you.
- YOUR FRIEND RARELY HAS TIME FOR YOU
Friends create out time for each other. Friends are there for each other. You can’t call your friend a friend if you always listen to their problems and try to help but they rarely do same for you.