Breaking Free From Insecure Friends: Reasons, Advantages, and Disadvantages

Insecure friends are bad friends

Janice Eastman
6 min readJan 16, 2023


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Although having friends is integral to life, breaking away from them is beneficial when a person discovers his friends are too insecure and causing turmoil.

A recent study has revealed that,

Poor perception of friendship ties limits the ability to promote behavioral change.

Friendships can be viewed as ‘good’ and ‘bad when making behavioral changes.’

Ultimately, the pros and cons of this decision should be weighed. And only then should you say goodbye to your insecure friends.

On the one hand, having friends is seeing yourself as part of the bigger picture. And introducing diversity into your social circle is always essential.

On the other hand, having to cut ties with friends can be a complicated process.

Breaking away from insecure friends is a challenging but necessary step towards a healthier and more fulfilling life.

There are many reasons for someone to take this step, such as needing more supportive friends, building confidence, or finding friends who will value your opinion and ideas.

While there are many advantages to cutting ties with insecure friends, there are also some disadvantages to consider, such as feelings of guilt or sacrifice.

It’s crucial to weigh the pros and cons before deciding whether breaking away from an insecure friendship is ultimately the right decision.

While the choice is personal and circumstantial, some of the benefits of severing ties with an insecure friend may include the following:

Improved self-confidence

After breaking away from insecure friends, many people experience a renewed sense of self-confidence.

This boost in self-assurance can empower you to better stand up for yourself in future relationships or situations.



Janice Eastman

From reading my writing, I hope you will begin to break down self-imposed barriers and find your authentic self in the extraordinary story of life.