How to repair a friendship after an argument

posted by Steve Andrews - 

     It's inevitable that friends will disagree sometimes.  When you really care about another person the argument can get very emotional. Then you stop talking to each other. A long time can pass before you realize the disagreement wasn't worth it. What do you do next.  

     Sometimes life just gets too busy and you just loose track of time. Years can pass and you feel guilty that you have not reached out. Over the years I've simply lost track several good friends  Sometimes they contact me or I contact them. Where do you go from there?

     These steps should work in either situation: 

1. Make the first move to reconnect. Your friend has probably been thinking about you too. 

2. Then meet up in person. E mails and text messages are quick and can be misunderstood. Put the time in to reconnect the right way. 

3. Address the issue early in the conversation and be generous with forgiveness. 

4. Admit your mistakes.

5. Decide where you want to go from here. 

     Since my kids have grown up I've reconnected with several old friends. These past few years I've had some great times with them. If there's someone you're thinking about right now. I honestly encourage you to give it a try. 

Source: Hello Giggles 

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