I’m one that generally likes to focus on the positive. So often we hear that women are catty and they can’t work together, or some women will say they don’t have female friends for that reason (how is that possible?). That’s why I wrote 8 Types of Girlfriends Every Woman Should Have. I’m blessed with an abundance of true die-hard girlfriends. They have my back no matter what and they know I have theirs. But recently, I had a conversation with one of my good girlfriends that ended with me telling her to ditch that “friend’ of hers.
When it comes to living the life we want, we have to be willing to let go of the things and people that no longer serve us. If something is stressing you more than blessing you, it’s time to let it go. It’s not for you.
So here are 10 Types of Girlfriends Every Woman Should Ditch:
1. Fairweather Fiona
We all know this “friend”. When things are going amazing for you, she’s right there to cheer you on and keep you encouraged. She sings praises about you and is there when you call. But when things aren’t so great, she’s MIA, ghost, nowhere to be found. Seriously, ditch her.
2. Negative Natalie
Everyone and everything is turning against her. Nothing ever goes right. Nothing is ever her fault. Everyone is dumb or stupid in her eyes. The sun shines, she complains it’s too hot. When it rains, she wants to see the sun. She curses everybody and everything all day long. Negativity is energy draining, and no one wants to be around that 24/7. Birds of a feather flock together. Why haven’t you ditched her yet?
3. Self-Centered Sheila
You know the type. Everything is about her. Anytime someone is sharing their successes and standing in “her” spotlight, she always finds a way to shine the light back on her. Only, it’s really not a good look. She’s also the type that thinks the world revolves around her….like you are supposed to drop absolutely everything to tend to her emergencies (because truth be told, that’s the only time she calls). No reason for ditching needed. Just do it.
4. Shady Susan
Oh, the shade. I’ve seen it and heard about it from other girlfriends, and of course have experienced it myself in the past. Shady Susan encourages you to your face then talks about you behind your back and keeps it moving. Sometimes you just don’t want to believe it because you see such a different person when you interact with her. But like they say: when someone shows you who they are, believe them.
5. Know-it-all Kayla
You know who she is. She’s always correcting you and everyone else around you. You can’t tell her anything without her getting defensive and trying to put you in your place. Even when she knows she’s dead wrong, she’ll figure out a way to turn the tables. There’s absolutely no way she could ever be wrong…about anything.
6. Jealous Jade
I know, you don’t want to believe it. But your long-time friend that you keep making excuses for is jealous and she’s a hater. Anytime you have an event or invite them somewhere, she seems to be MIA. You’re always the one to …..
And then let me know if you’ve ever had to ditch negative people in your life? If so, how have you handled it?