“Anyone can run away, it’s super easy. Facing problems – working through them, that’s what makes you strong.”
A lot of people think that friendship has a great deal to a happy life. The truth is that sometimes you just need someone to talk to, about anything. Friendships do keep life more interesting. But things happen, are said, and somewhere along the way you may have lost a friend. We may or may not have reacted in a negative way, but often we just need to take a break and view things from the other person’s point of view.WikiHow on Dealing with Friendship Issues
- Let it all out. You had a fight with a friend and you’re supposed to be upset. Try to calm down for the moment and go where you feel safe. Think about what happened.
- Talk to someone about it. Make sure this person is someone you trust, a parent maybe? Talking about it helps because you can see the problem from different perspectives and sometimes think of a solution.
- Do something for yourself. Nothing special, just something else to think about. A little pleasant thing will make you feel better.
- Don’t be mean. Because your angry with him or her don’t be mean about it. Going around and uncovering your ex-friends secrets or gossiping will not make you feel good, just bitter. Isn’t it better to play it cool?
- Don’t fight. If you meet with them by accident, don’t try to pick a fight or respond to any. Fights get nasty. Nobody needs that.
- Get a distance. When you feel like you have, think about the things that passed after. Do you want to make up and be friends again? Or do you want to forget and move on?
- Make up. Don’t be pushy or dramatic. When the time is right make a joke or laugh together. Apologize if you’ve done something wrong, but don’t make any promises. Step by step will make things back as they were.
- Move on. It’s easier if your friends are on the same page as you. If not, be good to him or her but be careful to remain acquaintances.
- Cope with rejection. If he or she doesn’t want to be your friend again, don’t let it hit you too hard. Things happen, and people change. It’s nobody’s fault.