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5 signs that you are not being a supportive friend

Published on Feb 24, 2024 05:12 PM IST
  • From not reciprocating their emotions to failing to take accountability for our actions, here are five signs of being an unsupportive friend.
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In a friendship, it is important that we have friends whom we can count on. They are our biggest cheerleader and also the shoulder to cry on in difficult times. However, there may be barriers that can stop us from being supportive in modern day friendships. Therapist Divya Robin pointed out five signs that we may not be a supportive friend.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 24, 2024 05:12 PM IST

In a friendship, it is important that we have friends whom we can count on. They are our biggest cheerleader and also the shoulder to cry on in difficult times. However, there may be barriers that can stop us from being supportive in modern day friendships. Therapist Divya Robin pointed out five signs that we may not be a supportive friend.(Unsplash)

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When we keep consistently cancelling plans with our friend, it can make them feel that we are avoiding them consciously. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 24, 2024 05:12 PM IST

When we keep consistently cancelling plans with our friend, it can make them feel that we are avoiding them consciously. (Unsplash)

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We often assume the perspective of our friend without making any effort to analyse or understand them through healthy communication. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 24, 2024 05:12 PM IST

We often assume the perspective of our friend without making any effort to analyse or understand them through healthy communication. (Unsplash)

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When we reach out to our friends only when we need something from them, it can make them feel that we are taking advantage of the friendship. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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When we reach out to our friends only when we need something from them, it can make them feel that we are taking advantage of the friendship. (Unsplash)

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When we do emotional dumping without reciprocating their emotions, it can make them feel that we are not listening to them. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 24, 2024 05:12 PM IST

When we do emotional dumping without reciprocating their emotions, it can make them feel that we are not listening to them. (Unsplash)

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We should not fail to take accountability for our actions when we end up making mistakes or hurting them. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 24, 2024 05:12 PM IST

We should not fail to take accountability for our actions when we end up making mistakes or hurting them. (Unsplash)

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