Oprah and Gayle have a famously good friendship. They've been friends since they were 20-somethings, and although they've undoubtedly had bumps in the road, it's obvious they treat each other well and love one another. Unhealthy friendships are the opposite of this: the bumps turn into mountains, and you feel mistreated. The signs you have a toxic BFF are probably obvious to everyone else, but it can be harder to see when you're the one involved.
It's painful to have inklings that your friendship might be unhealthy, and even more painful when that suspicion begins to be confirmed as you tally up the signs. Best friends are few and far between, so you want to cling to the good ones that have; sometimes that causes you to ignore bad behavior.
Even if you identify some toxic traits to your relationship with your BFF, there's still hope. You can use honest, direct communication and try to work out some of the kinks in the friendship. A BFF is worth the effort. Only if your friend won't reciprocate any effort do you know you need to, at least for the time being, let go. What does it look like when you have a toxic BFF? Here are some signs that you're BFF may not be the best after all.