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Fights with friends

Friends who are fighting - two girls with arms crossed

Sometimes friends fight

Having a friend is not always fun. Sometimes friends get angry with each other or feel hurt about something. Fighting can be really upsetting for everyone.

Girl listening to music inside, her friend outside skipping

It’s ok to have a break and figure out how you feel

Spend some time apart from each other. Do some things you enjoy. Ask yourself what you’re feeling and how your friend might feel.

Two friends talking about their feelings

Let’s talk about it

Talk to your friend alone in a quiet place. Try to stay calm. It’s good to let your friend know how you feel about the fight but remember to listen to how your friend feels too.

Two friends decide to make up

What happens now?

You might still want to be friends after the fight. Or maybe you don’t want to stay friends anymore. It’s ok for friendships to change - a new friend might be just around the corner!

Boy calling Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800

Fighting with friends is hard

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This content was last reviewed 15/02/2018