7 Signs You're Becoming a Toxic Friend

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We've talked a lot about the signs you may have a toxic friend, but have you ever wondered if you're the toxic one? Are you worried that you'll push them away by being a bad friend? We all make mistakes. And sometimes we may not realize that we are already hurting the people we love until it’s too late. So, to help you prevent this from happening, let's look at some of the signs you might be turning into a toxic friend.

Oh! And if you're curious about the video on the signs of you have a toxic friend that we've mentioned, here's the link to it:

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