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Things not to accept just because you're friends

Published on Dec 02, 2023 01:53 PM IST
  • From our opinions being dismissed to hurtful jokes, here are a few things that are unacceptable in friendship.
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Friendship is one of the most beautiful relationships in the world. Just like any other relationship, friendship is also built on the foundation blocks of healthy communication, respect, trust and loyalty. However, often friendship can turn unhealthy with time. " If you find yourself stuck in a consistently negative, unbalanced, or harmful friendship where unacceptable behaviors persist, it's crucial to initiate a conversation with your friend about your concerns," wrote Therapist Carolyn Rubenstein. Here are a few things that are unacceptable in friendship.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 02, 2023 01:53 PM IST

Friendship is one of the most beautiful relationships in the world. Just like any other relationship, friendship is also built on the foundation blocks of healthy communication, respect, trust and loyalty. However, often friendship can turn unhealthy with time. " If you find yourself stuck in a consistently negative, unbalanced, or harmful friendship where unacceptable behaviors persist, it's crucial to initiate a conversation with your friend about your concerns," wrote Therapist Carolyn Rubenstein. Here are a few things that are unacceptable in friendship.(Unsplash)

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Mutual respect is important in any relationship. Even among friends, name calling or being spoken down to or disrespect should not be tolerated. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 02, 2023 01:53 PM IST

Mutual respect is important in any relationship. Even among friends, name calling or being spoken down to or disrespect should not be tolerated. (Unsplash)

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If a friend consistently breaks our trust, we need to understand that they do not value friendship as much as we do. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 02, 2023 01:53 PM IST

If a friend consistently breaks our trust, we need to understand that they do not value friendship as much as we do. (Unsplash)

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Jokes are natural in friendship. Being mocked and insulted even when they are hurtful should not be accepted at any point in time. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 02, 2023 01:53 PM IST

Jokes are natural in friendship. Being mocked and insulted even when they are hurtful should not be accepted at any point in time. (Unsplash)

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If a friend constantly tries to dismiss our opinions and ideas, it means that they do not value our views. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 02, 2023 01:53 PM IST

If a friend constantly tries to dismiss our opinions and ideas, it means that they do not value our views. (Unsplash)

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If a friendship feels one-sided with very little interest and attention shown to us, we should know that it is time to address it. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 02, 2023 01:53 PM IST

If a friendship feels one-sided with very little interest and attention shown to us, we should know that it is time to address it. (Unsplash)

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