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Toxic friends. Got any?

I once received a text from a girl I know and it went like this: “I know you’ve broken up with me and I just wanted to say I’m sorry if I’ve been hard work.”
Not quite sure how to respond to that one! So I didn’t. It was true. I had phased her out of my life through benign neglect rather than confronting break-up. She was just…..HARD WORK.
Toxic friends. They come in so many ugly varieties. Friends who are energy vampires. Friends who are only interested in your life when it’s going badly. Friends who are only there for the good times. Friends who betray your trust. How do you break up with them? Please discuss.