7 Surprising and Unexpected Toxic Friends in Your Life
They're the people you enjoy being around at the time; but, after they've gone, you somehow like yourself less.
The Wannabe Personal Trainer
Every morning, she's filling up your news feeds: She tweeted about her 3.7-mile jog (and record time); she Instagrammed a "fitsperation" photo of her progress at the gym; and, she tagged you in a Facebook post about an underwater kickboxing class you should try. This friend is an incredible accountability partner, but every time the two of you hang out, at some point it starts to feel like an interrogation. She's so interested in living healthfully that she's always telling you what you should and shouldn't eat, and grilling you on your workout routine (or lack thereof). That motivation—though well-intentioned—can lead instead to a shame spiral, fast.