Ummm. Yes, yes you can.
Just like in poly, there is a thing as friendship saturation, when you find yourself without time for everyone in your life. And you’re just not able to maintain self-care and your boundaries along with everyone else’s needs.
Also, there are people that we sometimes call friends who aren’t. Or aren’t anymore, even if they were at one point. And they step on our boundaries.
To suggest that “you can never have too many friends,” is suggesting that even low-value friends are worth the time and effort. I don’t agree.
I’ve said many times that a successful relationship is two people feeling like they get WAY more (like lots and lots more) out of the relationship than they put in.
Friendship is a relationship.
Friendship is giving within healthy boundaries and getting filled back up in return.
THAT is my standard.
So, yeah, you can have too many friends.