One of the most bitter-sweet things about life is that it keeps changing every minute of every hour of every day. As and when we grow up, we experience things we haven’t before, and one part of those experiences is coming across and making all sorts of friends.
From the ones who have been with you since you were a little kid to the ones you made at the gym. From the one penfriend you wrote to in a school exercise to the one you connected with on social media, the list and rendezvous are endless.
It is said and rightly so, I might add, that life is a little too long to spend alone. Which is why, whether or not we find a companion, finding a partner in crime aka friend is always more important.
However, like all good things, friendships too need to end sometimes, especially since there is a chance that as we grow older, we tend to outgrow a few relationships.
Here are a few kinds of friends that might be okay for you to leave behind as life happens to you:1. Friends Who Were Never REALLY Happy For You
These are the kinds that are also called “snakes”, because when the time comes, they are the first ones to rain on your happy parade.
From passing snarky comments to congratulating you with a side of snide remark, these “friends” are never really and truly happy for you and best left in the past.2. Friends Of Your Ex
Let’s face it, the only reason you were close to them and would hang out every other day was because of your ex, who is clearly not in the picture anymore.
So, unless you genuinely befriended one from their pack, it is okay to move on from these obligatory friendships.3. Friends You Accidentally Hooked Up With & Started Being Ghosted By
When the friendship is that close, there is a slight chance that one might slip on this slippery slope and end up snogging with their friend.
The trouble arises when this random hook-up has a bearing on your friendship and the other one starts acting all weird. Time to cut the strings attached and move on!4. Friends You Weren’t Really Friends With
These are the ones that would come in a pack with a few of your friends, that you’d have to put up with simply out of social obligation rather than an actual connection.
There is no point in trying to maintain friendships that are forced and that give you no joy. Best to let them be.5. Friends Who Stayed In Touch Only When They Needed Favors
The selfish ones who called themselves friends and only appeared in your life and your call logs when they needed your notes or your clothes or some money.
These are the kinds of people you need to cut out of your life sooner than later, unless you want to keep getting exploited in the name of ‘friendship’.6. Friends Who Ignore You The Moment They Get In A Relationship
You guys would be the best of friends, hanging out together, cracking silly jokes, partying day and night and being each other’s wingmen.
But suddenly, when they start dating someone, you feel abandoned and alone. They don’t just start ignoring you but disappear on you completely. No point holding on to these ones!7. Friends You Only Meet At Parties
The friends you meet and greet only when you’re out hitting the clubs and partying with, need not be carried on your back all your life.
It’s okay if over time you lose touch with them, after all, best to leave a few friends and their equations spontaneous.