It can feel like a risk—like they could be mad or upset or maybe even react unpredictably. There may even be a desire to say something mean that will hurt their feelings, just as they hurt yours.
Think about what it was specifically that hurt your feelings and why it did so that you know what you want to talk about when you go back to address the issue. Just give them a he up that you want to talk, rather than jumping into a heavy conversation out of nowhere. Is Y a good time? So instead of concentrating on what they did or said, put the emphasis on what it meant for you. The two of you can unpack why it was that those feelings came up for you and how to be more sensitive to them in the future.
Some people find that the process of forgiveness can help relieve those negative feelings and allow you to focus on more positive things. Here are some of our top tips for dealing with a friend breakup. Whatever way works for you and your situation, know that it is okay to feel a bunch of conflicting feelings about ending a friendship. You might feel relieved to not have to deal with them anymore.
You might feel sad remembering the good times you had together. You might be angry at the way they treated you.
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