We're all trying to get somewhere in life, right? Friends play a big part in us getting there.
They praise us when we're moving in the right direction, and stop us from making bad life decisions - if they are authentic.
With the start of a new year, reflect on what friendships are working and nurture those. For the friendships that aren't, move on.
You may need help deciding which ones to ax, which is why I have compiled a list of five "friends" to drop ASAP:
1.) The #1 Fan
This friend wants to be you at all costs. Hair, clothes, boyfriend, career. The sad part is that she may not even notice this about herself. She wants to learn how to be like you - so what you thought was a nice girls dinner was really a learning session for her. She might even have a shrine of you in her home, or feel inclined to nurse your new born baby ( Hand That Rocks the Cradle 2015?).
Why You Should Drop Her: You should only partake in healthy friendships where the other person truly loves who they are - anything else can lead to major problems down the road. Besides, celebrating each other's difference is what makes friendship special!
2.) The Emotional Vampire
There's a pity party and you're invited! Take your vitamins before you talk to this one because she will suck the life out of you with her drama. She only calls you to complain about everything that's going wrong in her life. Before you can share your trials, she's hung up and dialed the next friends' number for her next over-the-phone sob session.
Why You Should Drop Her: She does not care about you or anything that's going on in your life. Her idea of friendship is having an abundance of shoulders to cry on. She also goes missing when her life is perfect. Who needs that kind of inconsistency in their lives?
3.) I've Got a Man So....Peace!
When she gets a significant other, she doesn't pick up phone calls, deactivates her FB account, and goes missing for months on end. You know she's broken up because she'll send a "Hey, Girl!" text message out of the blue. She can be a combo of an Emotional Vampire as well. Uh oh...
Why You Should Drop Her: Friendship is a two-way street that no man should get in the way of. When you need her, she's never there and will create tons of excuses as to why - but if Beyonce can be married to Jay-Z, mother to Blue Ivy and on world tour and still make time for Kelly, so can she!
4.) The Part-Time Envious Friend
She's only your friend 2-3 days out of the week. She spends the rest of her time "hating in secrecy" on why things always go so much better for you than for her.
Why You Should Drop Her: Out of all of the types of friends to drop, I believe that this one could be salvaged if she wasn't always comparing herself to everyone 24/7.
This type of friend will never be happy unless she's at the top - which is why her closest friends are usually not as intelligent, beautiful or as successful as she is. Boo.
5.) The Social Climber
She thinks you're nice and cool but she's really here to see "who you become". She's extremely strategic with her approach to friendship and aligns herself with people who can be of use to her. She's the friend who always asks a ton of questions which poor you thinks is genuine concern. Not from her! She is trying to get in where she can fit in and understand what you have and where you're going. Although she's the hardest to pickup on, just pay attention to how she treats others - that's your telltale sign!
Why You Should Drop Her: When you become that world star that we all know that you will be, she will sell your deepest, darkest secrets to the Enquirer and US Weekly. Ain't nobody got time for that!
Are there any types out there that I have missed? If so, please share below.