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e all have that one high­main­te­nance friend who cre­ates mas­sive drama ev­ery­where she goes. Whether it’s man trou­ble, her boss or her end­less spats with, well, pretty much any­one who dis­agrees with her that is light­ing her fuse, she’s the kind of fire­work that’s con­stantly going off. And while life in her or­bit is dra­matic with a cap­i­tal D, she some­how man­ages to make ev­ery­thing all about her. She has no in­ter­est in what’s going on in your life, is ag­gres­sively com­pet­i­tive when good things hap­pen to you, and when she is not blab­bing your se­crets, she’s play­ing on your in­se­cu­ri­ties for LOLs. Sound fa­mil­iar? Read on to dis­cover the three types of toxic friends you need to bid TTFE – ASAP.

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This chick could make com­plain­ing into an Olympic sport – and win gold. She’s the girl who ar­rives at work rant­ing about traf­fic. She only takes a breath to grab a cof­fee – ex­cept some­one else has fi nished the milk. Cue an­other moan ses­sion. When her com­puter plays up, she whinges so loudly, you think she might chuck her PC out the win­dow. At lunch, her meal is too bland; when she sea­sons it, it’s too salty. In sum­mer she’s too hot, but in win­ter she’s never quite warm enough. Her land­lord’s a night­mare, her boyfriend is lazy, her boss is a tyrant… In short, she’s never, ever sat­is­fied and she’s bring­ing ma­jor neg­a­tiv­ity into your life as a re­sult. She in­stantly dis­likes ev­ery per­son you meet, sulks at par­ties and moans about ev­ery shop/restau­rant/ con­cert you go to.

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