Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ways To Mend A Broken Friendship

Have you gotten in a fight with your best friend? and after the fight you realize, hey you miss your friend. then you think, maybe what you argue or fought about, wasn't worth throwing your friendship away. Either way, something went wrong and you want to fix it. Here are simple steps on how to mend a broken friendship.

1. Practice empathy. Broken friendship often occur because of misunderstandings. your friend's behavior was likely because of the problems in his/her life and not a wish to hurt or use you.

2. Write your friend a letter about what you're feeling. Let your anger go but explain to your friend why you feel wronged, Writing helps you get your thought in order.

3. Mark a date on your calendar. Choose the right time or occasion for approaching your friend. Don't do it when you know your friend is engrossed in an important activity, like when your friend is rushing a report for the office.

4. Stay calm no matter what happens. Remember that anger clouds your vision and inhibits communication. When patching up a broken friendship, staying calm and cool will allow both of you to see issues objectively.

5. Apologize. Forget your pride and reach out to your friend even if you've been wronged, Your friend may not even realize he/she treated you badly. Or even if your friend does, she/he may have been scarred to make the first move.

6. Relive good memories together. Nothing mends a broken friendship better than shared history and strong positive vibes. Remind each other why you've stayed friends for so long.

7. Accept change. Not every broken friendship can go back to the way it was. You've both grown during your time apart. But it's worth maintaining good friendship even if they're not as close as before.
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