Friendships can be amazing because having a close friendship with someone can mean that you are truly not alone in your life. Having friends means you'll have someone to give you advice, to talk to you, and to do the things that you like to do together. However, sometimes, some friendships have problems. Friends might fight, say mean things, or stop being friends altogether. It isn't always easy to know what to do when you have a broken friendship.
Friendships are extremely important to have in life because they teach you a lot about life, and show you how to behave in life. They also support you and love you, and are your companions through thick and thin. Therefore, it is also important to mend broken friendships. This is an important part of understanding relationships, as well as an important part of maturing as a person.
When you have a friendship that has been broken, or that just isn't as good as it used to be, it is important for you to examine what happened and why the friendship ended up where it is. Were there many small fights that led up to the breaking of the friendship, or did one major thing happen to make you stop being friends? It is a case of a friendship and people simply growing apart, or are you or both of you upset about the friendship ending? It is important to figure out why the friendship is broken. This isn't to place blame on one party or the other for ending the friendship, but it is so that you can make sure it doesn't happen again.
This is a process that is very important, and one where honesty is also critical. You have to be completely honest with yourself when you are looking at why the friendship might have failed, so that you can be completely sure you understand it. Part of being honest about why the friendship failed is to take a look at what you might have done, and take responsibility for anything that might have led to the end of the friendship. You must be honest, as well, about anything that wasn't your fault, so that you can understand what types of friendships to avoid in the future.
After you have come to a good conclusion about why the friendship ended, it is time to figure out whether or not you think the friendship should be mended. Many times, people try to mend broken friendships because they think that they should, but in reality the friendship was not a healthy one or was not good for either of the people involved. You need to decide if your friendship was worth it, and whether or not it was a good friendship. Then, you can decide whether or not the friendship should be mended.
If you believe that the friendship should be mended, there are several steps that you can take to doing so. First of all, it is important to open a line of communication with your friend. Ask them if they would be willing to have a discussion, whether it is in person, or even over an email. Establish the line of communication first. Second, you need to tell the other person how you feel, and why you feel the friendship is broken. Be sure to take responsibility for anything that you might have done to break the friendship. When you are discussing what the other person might have done to break the friendship, be sure to use messages that start with "I feel." This will allow you to tell your friend how you feel during certain situations. Hopefully, the discussions that you have can end with apologies. Be sure that you also talk about how to prevent your friendship from breaking in the future.