Real Friends vs. Fake Friends: 20 Ways to Tell the Difference

How do you tell a real friend from a fake friend? Let us count the ways!
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Real Friends vs. Fake Friends: 20 Ways to Tell the Difference

How do you tell a real friend from a fake friend? Let us count the ways!

-The Betty Editors

Friends



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If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that friends are awesome. During the good times and the bad, through thick and through thin, your best pals are there for you—and you’re there for them. But sometimes, friends may turn out to be “friends.” You know: Those poisonous relationships that look great on the surface, but leave you feeling all icky underneath. So how do you tell these fake friends from your real friends? We’ve put together a handy guide to help you figure it out. If you’ve got anyone that fits one or more of these profiles, get rid of them, stat! The last thing you need in your life is the sort of negativity that arises from that sort of relationship. Embrace the positive—your real friends will help you do it!

1. A fake friend will expect you to drop everything for her if disaster strikes, but will brush you off if the same thing happens to you. A real friend is there for you just as much as you’re there for her.

2. A real friend makes time for you because she genuinely adores hanging out with you. A fake friend will only make plans with you if her other, “better” plans fall through. (PS: You’re totally better than her other plans!)

3. A real friend will help you look your hottest for a big night out. A fake friend will help you look hot—as long as she thinks she looks hotter.

4. If a fake friend asks you to help her move, she makes you do all the heavy lifting and then refuses to lift a finger when you ask her for the same favor in return. A real friend not only helps you move unasked, but also helps you pick out the best color paint for your walls—and has a painting party with you to get the work done!

5. If you say you need some space, a real friend will give it to you. A fake friend will either crowd your or start bad-mouthing you behind your back—or both.


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2 thoughts on “Real Friends vs. Fake Friends: 20 Ways to Tell the Difference

  1. Puzzled says:

    Great post, I still need an explanation: are items 1 and 2 really compatible with 5? How?

  2. ellim says:

    since lot fake friends are in facebook clique,,orgaznized all over…tried help selves look good make up lies took $ for setting up,etc……the fake friends spent years helping their friend who slept with their husbands when i never slept with them…..the fake friends who when one helped me greatly and i repaid ofered money,,they not took and complained…the fake friends who when had a car never took me for help when bleeding injured…..the fake friend who abusive mentally because i had 40 more $ when i ill with cancer, accidents……yet charmed others put on show…..got others help them, yet not helped back one died because they turned their back,,fake friend who i had tried to help but repaid by taking me low when injured put with bad people, drugged ,,manipilated child away and killed my father…..fake friend who let selves got with mutual enemy ones not told truth,,,..when they knew how good we were, how bad others were………fake friend who organized on net and facebook,,all over with enemies took money gifts to make up lies, set up,,on tape, killed some real good real friends…………influenced others,,,got support of political opponents,,networks,,,,where real ones???help for go about……was wonderful good got with,,,,

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