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385848 01: Cast members of NBC's comedy series "Friends." (Photo by Warner Bros. Television)

 According to Bright Side, your friends that are brutally honest, mean, and cause negative feelings are the ones who actually care about you the most, and those are the ones you should keep them around.

Bright Side explains how our “meanest” friends love us the most.  “According to research published in the Association for Psychological Science, some close friends can purposely impose negative feelings on their beloved best friends because they believe that those negative feelings will be beneficial for them in the long run. And the real reason they make you feel this way is because they care.

Belén López-Pére, the leading scientist who conducted the research, explains howpeople can become cruel in order to be kind and that making someone feel worse in a bad situation comes from a good place.”