Want to lose some friends? Do you have a few pesky friends that you’d like to get rid of? A friend who isn’t taking the hint that they just aren’t that important to you? Or perhaps a friend who you’ve outgrown but just don’t know how to let them down easy?
Well I have the solution for you! Follow any of these 3 methods and those friendships will surely end with the quickness – like, yesterday…
1) Lose friends by being consistently inconsistent. You know those friends who are only reliable for one thing: their unreliability? Become one. Start RSVP’ing and not showing up. Say you will call and don’t. Commit to brunch next Sunday and simply forget to attend. Have an excuse every time you are supposed to do something for your friend and don’t. Make sure you always have other plans that you conveniently forget to mention. Or better yet, promise to ‘fit it all in’ and then complain about how you couldn’t and that’s why you didn’t make it.
2) Lose friends by showing how much you don’t care. A surefire way to deliver the “you mean nothing to me” message is to show it every chance you get – especially when she calls to catch up. Dominate the conversation with the updates of what’s going on in your life. Talk so long and about so much that she forgets why she even called you. Leave her wondering why the hell she even bothers because you are obviously not interested in her or her life; so disinterested that you don’t take the time to call and check up on her or offer her a listening ear when she calls you.
3) Lose friends by leaving her behind. Don’t want a friend in your life anymore? Leave her behind. Forget all about her. Don’t invite her to your events, go out with your other friends often (make sure to check-in on Facebook and Instagram lots of pics so she’ll get the message), and totally exclude her from anything and everything that she may have formerly been a part of. If this doesn’t send a very clear message, nothing will.
In case you were wondering why I am telling you how to lose friends – Yes, I was being sarcastic. Here’s why.
I am tired of these types of “friends;” aren’t you? I notice that as time goes on, and I get older, I am less and less interested in playing these stupid games – And I for damn sure have zero interest in maintaining a one-way friendship. I try, I TRY HARD, to practice the 100/0 principle, but friends who act like what I’ve described above make it damn near impossible to do so.
I am a good friend and I deserve friends who will be good to me in return. If you don’t want to be a part of my life, just say so! I am not holding any friends hostage nor am I begging for someone to care; if being a friend to me is that hard, then I release you. So, since some of my friends read this blog (and I love those supportive friends who actually take the time to check me out and see what I’m talking about), if you are acting like this – and those of you who are, know who you are – you will be losing a friend (that would be me). Like, yesterday! Love you always.
I want to hear from you!
Do you have any friends who demonstrate these retarded traits? How do you handle being friends with that person? Please leave me a comment below and let’s have a discussion.