So I have this friend let’s call her Lexi. She always comes to me when she’s mad at her other friends. She sends me screenshots and then talks bad about them behind their back only to make up the next day. So i always have to walk on eggshells around her so she doesn’t talk bad about me to her friends. Anyways, earlier today she came to me to talk about how coronavirus isn’t dangerous, it’s not a big deal and we should go back to school. She ignores it too, like she has parties and sleepovers. So i was kind of sick of her ignorance, so i told her that people are dying and it’s not the end of the world if we can’t go to school for a few months. She left me on read and i’m 1000% sure she’s saying bad things about me behind my back. Once, her friend said one mean thing to her, and she texted someone to go be mean to them and that person got lots of awful texts. I’m kind of worried this will happen to me, can anyone tell me if this is toxic? Anyways thanks for reading
Re: Toxic/ignorant friend
Good relationships are built on trust. It sounds like you can't trust Lexi enough to even express an honest viewpoint which doesn't sound like a good friendship to me. Anytime you have to walk on eggshells around a person is a red flag. It's a sign of an unequal and oftentimes toxic relationship. Also, the old adage is true, "they who gossip to you will gossip about you".