Yes, they’ll probably drop it in two weeks. No, you shouldn’t tell them that.
When your best mate starts a health kick, it inevitably affects you too. Say goodbye to late night zinger boxes and extra large buckets of popcorn at the movies and hello to them signing you up for a free trial at their gym (sigh). It can be a little frustrating, especially when you’ll know they’ll probably drop it in another couple of weeks anyway.
But part of being a good mate is supporting your friends through good times (i.e. zinger boxes) and bad times (i.e. automated texts you keep receiving from that gym). In order to get through this process with your friendship in tact, here’s a few tips.
When the vodka-swilling hot mess you used to know starts doing yoga and glugging down chia pudding, your natural instinct will be to tease them about it. And while a few jibes at the beginning will probably illicit a laugh, any more might make your friend resent you. In their mind, they’re just trying their best to be a better version of themselves. All they want is some recognition a bit of encouragement, so just throw them a bone.
Going on from point number one, it’s also not helpful to remind your friend of other times they tried out similar fad-style health kicks to no avail. You’re not going to gain anything from reminding them of their past failures. Just keep quiet and look on with crossed fingers.
Or go to the gym with them or suggest a big…
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