When we decide to give dating a try, we'll often hear our friends warn us about some potential red flags that could indicate that we're not going to like a potential partner.
And of course, it makes sense that relationships would be the focal point for this kind of talk because there are so many ways that life can become more difficult when the person you're supposed to share an intimate connection with becomes jealous or controlling.
However, life experience has a way of throwing us into situations that make it clear that our friends can have a similar effect on how we live our lives. A great friend can be uplifting and even life-saving, but a bad friend can introduce us to as many problems as a bad partner.
And so, it perhaps shouldn't be so surprising that people would be as eager to share their friendship red flags as well. And they can be pretty subtle if you don't know what to look for.