People say that once you are friends with someone, it is for a lifetime, but that is hardly true. Friendships are built on the trust that two people equally invest in each other, and when one of them breaks that trust, it can be very hard to mend it back. We are going to have enough people and enough circumstances in life that will put us down, and in that moment we will need our friends. So this is how you can initiate the process of mending a broken friendship –
- Think about why it happened: In most situations it is a little thing that ends a valuable bond of friendship between two people, just because they weren’t transmitted in a healthy way. Try to remember why you went different ways and if you were the one to blame, it should be you who initiates it. Even if it is clear that the other person was at fault for you to end your friendship with him, be the bigger person and let go of any bad blood between you two. You must choose what is more important to you, you ego or the fruitful relationship you both shared and cherished.
- Talk it out: Just call them u or even better, go visit them at their place and talk it all out. Make them realize what their friendship meant to you and important that person is in your life. Reestablish that confidence that either of you may have lost in each other and build it even stronger than it was before. If you are at fault, be brave and apologize to your friend, it won’t make them think any less of you. If you done something awful and have driven them away from you, send them a message or a voicemail letting them know how terrible you feel about it.
- Grow from it: Being as optimistic as we can and believing that time will heal everything, some wounds become scars and never truly heal. Maybe you were too late in forgiving someone or too late in asking for a friend’s forgiveness, let it be a lesson to you about how important the bond of friendship is. Let the lost friend be a constant reminder of how hard it is to find a true friend and when you find one, you must hold on to them.