Healthy friendships can have a positive impact on your life in so many different ways but what do you do when you find yourself trapped within the confines of an unhealthy or toxic friendship? For many victims the answer is...nothing. Why? They don't know the difference between a healthy friendship and a toxic one; therefore, they just accept their friend's awful way of being a friend even if it causes them to experience an onslaught of negative feelings and emotions. But if you have the slightest inkling that something isn't right with a particular friend and you can't quite put your finger on it, chances are, your friend is toxic and it would be in your best interest to learn all that you can about toxic friendships. Toxic Friends: A Practical Guide to Recognizing and Dealing with an Unhealthy Friendship will help you recognize what a toxic friendship is, introduce you to over sixty different types of toxic friends, encourage you to face the reality of it all, and ultimately guide you on your tumultuous journey to either end the friendship or develop effective ways of dealing/coping with it. Most importantly, Toxic Friends will provide you with confirmation that you are not alone in your battle with a toxic friend. The numerous anecdotes and confessions from real victims and survivors from across the globe will surely provide you with inspiration and comfort in knowing that you do not have to suffer in silence as so many victims do.
About the Author Loraine Smith-Hines is an educator and toxic friendship survivor. She has written numerous articles on the subject of toxic/unhealthy friendships. She resides in the Midwest with her husband and three children.