In the Media – Toxic pals: Behind frenemy lines (CNN)

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On toxic friendships

On toxic friendships

By Sara LeTrent for CNN

February 24, 2014

NFL offensive lineman Richie Incognito has been on the defense since November after fellow Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin abruptly left the team citing emotional abuse by Incognito on and off the field.

Incognito adamantly maintains the two were friends who just had a crass rapport, though an NFL-sanctioned investigation found racial slurs used by Incognito and sexually explicit messages about Martin’s mother and sister constituted a “pattern of harassment.” The report also concluded that the two developed “an odd but seemingly close friendship.”

LeTrent interviewed Dr. Irene S. Levine and other experts on the topic of toxic friendships, pointing out some of the characteristics of these relationships and offering advice on how to end them.

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