Toxic Friendships: A Red Flag to Help You Spot Them

A vital question to ask that may cause you to see a friendship in a different light

Paul Ryburn, M.Sc.
2 min readApr 3, 2024

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man wearing a gas mask
Image by Łukasz Dyłka from Pixabay

Several months ago, someone asked me, “Rocky is one of your very good friends, isn’t he?”

Rocky is someone I’ve known and hung out with for 20 years. Rocky isn’t his real name, by the way.

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Paul Ryburn, M.Sc.

I write about writing, ideas, creativity, homelessness, intuition, spirituality, life lessons. Ex-college teacher Twitter: @paulryburn