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Updated: September 19, 2012 8:51 AM | By RONNIE KOENIG
20 People You Need Out of Your Life

We all have one or two “friends” who drag us down instead of make us better. If you have someone in your life who’s taking more than they’re giving, it might be time to go your separate ways



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The Office Gossip
Sometimes, it’s nice to take a break in your day to get the scoop on who’s smooching who and who’s getting the pink slip. But is the office gossip stopping by your desk way too often?

“The office gossip can be a destructive force in your life, as this person calls your own integrity into question in the eyes of your superiors and coworkers,” says Karen Hylen, Ph.D, primary therapist at Summit Malibu Treatment Center. “Without this type of person in her life, a woman can grow stronger in her feelings of self-worth and be an integral part of the office environment, rather than an outsider looking in.”

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Sep 21, 2012 7:26AM
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Add to this list the person who wrote this article because you don't want someone who treats people like categories and only sees them as useful or not useful. This person treats friendships as disposable. I think this person doesn't truly know what friendship is and is being very hypocritical. This person should take a long hard look at themselves to see how many of these categories they fit into.
Sep 21, 2012 9:28AM
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The person who wrote this article is very shallow indeed. I visit an "old friend" and that is exactly what we do, reminisce. She isn't able to get out anymore and make new memories and I enjoy reconnecting with her just because I like her. That's all it takes to be a real friend; a genuine caring for that person. Don't know why I read this drivel.
Sep 21, 2012 2:43AM
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Ummm what's left? Isn't it part of living life to have and meet people like the ones you listed? You can't always have the smiley ones hanging out with you, even that gets boring.
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