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What is the best way to slowly distance yourself from someone who is toxic?
Friendship / 4:20 PM - Saturday June 20, 2009

What is the best way to slowly distance yourself from someone who is toxic?

I had been having problems with a toxic friend. She had only been calling me when she wanted something so I finally said no to one of her many requests. I had to since the stress was getting to be too much and she has other family and friends in town besides me. She got pretty uspet with me and I didn't hear from her for a while. Then the calls started up again. I told her nicely when she asked when she was going to see me again that I would try to make time in the next week. But she was still calling. Do any of you have any better suggestions?

- Asked by Female, 36-45

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start out by finding something or someone to fill your time up with. that could be a hobby, another friend, etc. then start pulling away. never call, and always be busy when she wants to do something with you.

- Response by pizzatroll, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 46-55, Science / Engineering

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Been there. The only thing to do is stop answering calls, texts, and emails. Eventually they stop.

- Response by ziongirl, A Trendsetter, Female, 46-55

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