Being friends doesn’t mean that you’ll never fight
It’s common for friends to fight or disagree at times
Being aware of what’s causing the fight
Reflecting on and understanding what might be causing the fight can help you work towards a resolution. Some reasons friends may fight include:
Changes in priorities
Changes in friendship group
Tips for during a fight
After a fight with a friend
Allow some time to calm down and relax. When you’re ready, reflect on how you feel and what happened. It might help to ask yourself these questions:
Could you be overreacting?
Is it worth losing a friend over?
What made you upset, hurt or angry?
Who can you talk to outside the situation to gain perspective?
What do you want your friend to do or not do?
What do you need to be able to overcome this?
What’s bothering you the most about this fight?
What role might you have played in this fight?
How would you like things to be with your friend?
What might be going on for your friend to make them act differently?
When things don’t work out
Take some time to think about your friendship. You might decide to:
End the friendship
Spend some time apart
Put some boundaries in place
Still be friends but not as close
If you or your friend decide that the friendship isn’t working
Losing a friend is tough. Whatever happened, here are some ways to cope:
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