One thing is to joke around and be playful and another is to be a straight hater friend. Yes a hater friend or friendenemy, whatever people call it but you get it. Let’s look up the definition of that type of “friend.” Hater friend: Someone that is not genuinely happy for you; tends to be negative Nancy; lowkey bully’s you; someone that doesn’t believe in you etc. you get the point or do you really?!
For some reason it seems more often then not that everyone has one of these in their lives. Whether it’s a childhood friend that has been in your life for way too many years or someone you got used to being around. Regardless of who, what, when, where, why - this is a toxic relationship. Most people associate toxic relationships with a spouse, partner, or family member but these types of “friends” can be just as toxic. Don't get it twisted your partner can also be that person in which doesn't want to see you grow.
Real friends are supposed to be uplifting, empowering, cheering you on through it all. Now don’t confuse a friend being honest with you as a hater friend because sometimes tough love does have to exist. But if you started reading this and someone came to mind then more than likely that’s the person you need to get rid of. At one point it was cute to have someone like this around you but it’s time to get rid of them. They can take that energy elsewhere. As you get older you will realize these type of relationships aren’t worth it so don’t waste your time. It’s ok to outgrow people remember that.