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Cherie Burbach

The Friend Who Takes and Takes and Takes

By February 16, 2013

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Do you have a friend that takes and takes but never seems to give back? The one that is always happy to receive your time, gifts, or encouragement, but who barely responds when you need them? What about when you've told them you're lonely or struggling? What was their response when you laid down your most vulnerable moment in the hopes of receiving kindness and caring in return?

So often, too often, people don't get it. They get used to being the one that "takes" in a relationship and they can't turn it off long enough to care about someone else.

We all know a friend like this, and let's face, we've probably been a friend like this at least once in our lives without meaning to. Perhaps our friends understood and showed us patience anyway, or perhaps we lost that friendship and we're still not sure why.

How do you deal with a selfish friend? Here are some tips.

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