Of course YOU are a perfect friend (snaps for you), but not everyone can be as amazing – and sometimes mates are less awesome and more can-you-leave-me-the-hell-alone-for-a-year. We've ALL met these frenemies along the way...
Have you noticed how some people aren’t happy unless they have something to complain about? We are all entitled to have a whinge/whine/rant when life’s sucking, but this lady loves to bitch and moan about everything, all the time – which makes hanging with her sorry ass a pretty miserable experience all around. If you’re feeling ruthless, ditch the bitch – you don’t need that kind of negativity in your life! Can’t cut her off? Force all conversations down a more positive path. Hopefully she’ll change her tune.
The friend who Knows Everything For A Fact can drive everyone a bit nutso – especially when she’s rattling off fiction as truth and not listening to what anyone else has to say. “I feel fairly certain Greece is in Europe,” you say diplomatically (and, also, correctly). “Nope, it’s definitely in Africa, 100 per cent,” the know-it-all replies (except, she’s obviously wrong). You can argue, if you like... but the only way you’ll get her to back down is if you show her solid proof. And even then, she might not break.
So, there’s “the mum of the group”, who always has antibacterial wipes in her handbag. And then there’s the friend who does all the annoying shit mums do. She reminds you how many drinks you’ve had and asks if you really need another. (Yes, please!). She says your cute new mini will “make people think you’re easy”. (Um, so? It looks hot AF!). She insists you take a jacket when you go out at night because, “You don’t want to catch a cold.” (That’s not how viruses work). But this frenemy means well, so cut her a break and tune out.
Ugh, does this girl know not everything is a competition? She’s the mate who’s always sicker/fatter/hungrier/more stressed/under more pressure at work than you – and you weren’t even asking. You’ll say, “I had a massive week at work.” And she’ll come back with, “OMG, my week was definitely worse…” And goes on to detail how her entire life sucks because her boss wouldn’t let her leave half an hour early on Friday. Boohoo.
She’s the one who’s great at making plans... But not so good at keeping them. Look, we’ve all had to bail on a mate date before – you get sick, you double book, let’s be honest, sometimes after a massive week at work, you just CBF. But this chick makes an art of cancelling on you, usually at the last minute so you can’t even make new plans. Best thing to do with this frenemy? Stop making plans in advance. This babe’s better caught on the spurr of the moment. Save your diarised dates for sure-things!