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Put An End To Toxic Friendships Before The Holidays

11.26 Jenny Hutt

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Do you have someone in your life who you realize is actually not a good friend to you?

Sometimes the best thing to do is to move on – but how do you do that?

Lifestyle expert Jenny Hutt, radio host of Just Jenny on Sirius XM, hit The Couch with some tips on dealing with bad friendships over the holidays.

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According to Hutt, there are two categories for this type of tricky situation: Being the person who breaks off the friendship, or being the one who’s  been let go.

“If you feel a friendship is no longer one you can maintain, then I recommend a healthy, subtle distancing, rather than a complete burn-the-bridge ending,” Hutt said.

On the other hand, if you’ve been let go, then really assess inside why. Ultimately, you’ll realize it was probably all about the other person – and not really about you.

“People change and their wants and needs change, and sometimes that means you’re no longer wanted, needed. This is okay. Focus on those around you who are happy to have you in their lives,” said Hutt.

For the complete interview and more tips, check out the video below. Do you  have a toxic friendship in your life? Share you story with us by leaving a comment.