I recently did a show on Maktown Radio where we discussed what Oprah would call a toxic friend. In the discussion I refered to a former friend I was cutting off as a Debbie Downer. For those that don’t know what a Debbie Downer is, it’s a sketch character popularized by Rachel Dratch on SNL. Debbie Downer is basically a woman who, no matter what positive situation you’re in, can bring you down with negatively unnecessary comments. My (former) friend was doing just that and had been doing so for over 5 years, so he had to go! So, have you experienced the effects of a toxic friend?
Here is one of the many Debbie Downer skits from SNL