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3 Ways to Avoid Toxic Friendships

Throughout the years that you live you will have friends that are there to stay and you will have others that come and go. Over the years of friendships you will eventually start to realize who is important in your life and who isn't. You will also be able to see who betters your life and who doesn't. We have all had a friendship with someone who is more toxic to us than good. Erris Langer Klapper, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post, has 3 helpful ways to avoid those toxic friendships. 

  1. Rid yourself of emotional vampires
  2. Identify the people who let you be yourself
  3. Avoid becoming your friend's therapist

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Chris Massman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Chris' training includes Family Systems Theory along with numerous other theories. She believes therapy is an art and chooses the theory she feels will most benefit the individual sitting in front of her. Her specialty lies is in the field of Chemical Dependency and Addictions. Chris is currently seeing individuals, couples and families. Chris is a Clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Chris has two locations including Tarzana and Agoura Hills, CA.