Friday, 24 September 2021

Are Your Friends Really Good For You?

Sometimes an unpredictable “bestie” can be your worst enemy. Here’s how to spot the cracks in your friendship circle.

You know the type: she nags you for a one-on-one catch-up, then invites a bunch of people you don’t know to join you. Or she guilt-trips you into going for dinner, then spends the evening criticising your life. Experts call these people “ambivalent” friends because they’re unpredictable – sometimes they’re supportive, but they can also be hostile or aloof. And they have more of an influence on you than you might think.

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