25 Wise Quotes To Help You Identify Your Fake Friends – So You Can Rid Your Life Of Soul-Sucking Toxic Relationships

Some friendships aren’t meant to last a lifetime.

Ever dreaded hanging out with a friend you’ve known forever? You are not alone! Many of us have had at least one such friend who thinks that it is their moral duty to criticize us on what we wear, what we eat and even whom we date. These people make us feel like we’re always doing something wrong.

But when it comes to our actual needs from the friendship, they fail to deliver.

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In fact, fake friends and people we are in toxic relationships with never seem to be there to lend an ear or say something nice to uplift us. Yet, it seems like they are the first one in the line when it comes to criticizing us.

Ask yourself, does your friend only call you when they need you? Maybe they’re having a bad day and want you to make them feel better. But do they reciprocate? Do they make you feel as if you’re too needy? Do they constantly play victim and does everything have to revolve around them for them to feel content?

If being in the presence of your friend starts to give you anxiety, or you can feel like you’ve started to resent them for their unkindness and you’re having trouble standing up for yourself and your own needs, it may be time to consider cutting ties and ending your friendship altogether. 

Toxic relationships like these with fake friends have the potential to actually become emotionally abusive and detrimental to your own mental health.

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So to help you identify who in your life is there for you — and which fake friends are taking up space both figuratively and literally … and need to go — we have gathered the best wise quotes about toxic relationships and moving on from fake friendships to help you let go.

These fake friend quotes will get you thinking about everything that is wrong in your friendship. And maybe, just maybe, you will take that final step and say goodbye to that toxic relationship, once and for all.

1. Do they come to you only when they need you?

They will ignore you until they need you. -Anonymous

2. Listen to what others say sometimes.

Such a disappointment when you defend someone for so long thinking they are different and they turn out to be just like what everyone said. -The Good Vibe

3. Do they accept you as you are and help you grow?

A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow. -William Shakespeare

4. Are they fake?

I hate when people talk shit about each other then pretend they are best friends. You’re fake and I hate you.- Anonymous

5. Do they drain you?

People inspire you or they drain you. Pick them wisely. – Hans F. Hansen

6. Pay attention to how they treat you.

People may not always tell you how they feel about you, but they will always show you. Pay attention. – Keri Hilson

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7. Are they just taking advantage of you?

Not everyone will appreciate what you do for them. You have to figure out who’s worth your kindness and who’s just taking advantage. – Anonymous

8. Do they let you speak your truth?

The only people who are mad at you for speaking the truth are those people who are living a lie. Keep speaking the truth.

9. Do they give you that feeling?

Do you ever feel like you aren’t even friends with some of your friends?

10. Do they even care enough?

Only those who care about you can hear you when you’re quiet.

11. Did they betray you?

I trusted you and you betrayed me.

12. Does their friendship depend on convenience?

True friendship isn’t about being there when it’s convenient; it’s about being there when it’s not. – Anonymous

13. Do they forget you when they meet new people?

Making new friends shouldn’t mean losing old ones.

14. Do they make you sad?

Friends are supposed to be there for you when you cry not the reason you cry. -Anonymous

15. Does it seem forced?

I no longer have the energy for meaningless friendships, forced interactions or unnecessary conversations. – Joquesse Eugenia

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16. Maybe it’s time to give up.

Sometimes you need to give up on people, not because you don’t care but because they don’t. – Jennifer Green, Winning While Losing: The Upside of Heartbreak

17. Do you feel uncomfortable sharing your weaknesses or showing your vulnerability to them?

Be careful who you share your weaknesses with. Some people can’t wait for the opportunity to use them against you. – Anonymous

18. They don’t care enough to ask.

It took me way too long to realize that you shouldn’t stay friends with people who never ask how you’re doing. – Drew Monson

19. Pay attention to their actions, not words.

When people treat you like they don’t care, believe them. – Anonymous

20. Are they abusive?

Don’t abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism. – E. W. Howe

21. Do they make you stressed out?

The people in your life should be a source of reducing stress not causing more of it. -Anonymous

22. Stay away from that negativity.

Certain people and their toxic energy can block you from expanding, elevating and vibrating higher. Detach and protect your energy. -Anonymous

23. You know they’re toxic when the memories are better than the person standing in front of you.

Sometimes you miss the memories, not the person. -Anonymous

24. They don’t like it when they can’t make you feel bad.

Don’t tell me I’ve changed, when in reality, I just stopped dealing with you.

25. Finally, maybe it’s time to move on?

The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become. – Anonymous

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If you’re searching for the best quotes and memes to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself) … look no further! From the sweetest love quotes, inspirational sayings, and hilarious friendship truths, we’ve got you covered.​

Mehruba Chowdhury​ is a passionate writer who covers astrology and zodiac, pop-culture and trending topics.

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