Rupali Grover

Rupali Grover

The writer is a licensed clinical professional counselor, who has worked at rape crisis centres, community mental health centres, and managed care organisations for the past eight years. Her work has also been featured on introvertdear.com, elephant journal, and survivortoday.org.

6 reasons why you need to distance yourself from that ‘friend’ of yours

When you hear the word abuse, what do you think of? A man physically abusing a woman or a person who isolates and belittles their romantic partner? What needs to be discussed more is how friendships can also become abusive. An ‘abusive friend’ may seem like an oxymoron because we are taught that our friends mean well and do what’s in our best interest. Like abusive romantic relationships, abusive friendships start out looking great on paper. You meet a new friend, who compliments you a lot and is eager to hang out with you. The same person who said that ...

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