Had a fall out with a friend? Here’s how you can mend your relationship

Friends often fight but sometimes that fight just crosses a line and becomes much bigger than the relationship of friendship but relationship can be mended.
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Friends are an important part of our lives. They’re like a chosen family outside our blood family. They mean a lot to us but your friendship with your best friend doesn't need to last for forever. Friends break up hurts a lot more than a romantic break. In most cases, friends breakups happen much sooner than a romantic break up. Most people try to work things out in a relationship but in friendships, that’s not the case. Most people simply let it go and look for new friends but that’s not the right way to go. Every relationship requires love and nurturing and efforts. You can't not put any efforts and expect a friendship to work for forever. Just like any other relationship when you have a falling out with your friend, it is essential to work on your relationship and mend it instead of simply walking away. Here are some ways you can mend your relationship with your friends after a big fight.

1. Evaluate your friendship. Look deeper into the dynamics of your friendship and try to understand if you want to be friends with this person or not. Understand if this friendship is worth saving or not. There is no point in saving a friendship with a toxic person or simply a frenemy.

2. Take a break. There’s nothing wrong in taking some time away from your friend and understanding what is going on. Let your friend also have some time away. This helps you understand each other’s value and importance. Some space can do wonders for a relationship.

3. Talk it out. Communicate with your friend and discuss your problems in a calm and composed manner. Don’t get angry or irritated and do not get into a fight. Be a good listener and ask them to do the same. Hear each other’s side.

4. Apologize if necessary. If you were wrong or did anything to hurt your friend, even if it was unintentional, don’t be afraid to apologize. There is nothing wrong with saying sorry. It doesn’t make you any less of a person.

5. Learn to take responsibility for your mistakes. Own them instead of running away from them. It’s okay to make mistakes, it human.

6. Don’t expect everything to go back to normal immediately. It will take some time to rebuild your friendship and bond after a major falling out. Take it slow and start from scratch with a clean slate.

7. Learn to forgive your friend and yourself for all the mistakes. Don’t hold onto the anger and grudge.

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