Writing for Bustle, Georgina Lawton lays out some practical rules for reviving a lapsed friendship by interviewing a number of experts. They include: Write first, Don’t rush, Temper expectations, and Start afresh.
On the topic of tempering expectations, she writes:
As Irene Levine, a psychiatry professor at NYU and the author of Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup With Your Best Friend, told Science Of Us recently, “Just because you’re ready to rekindle a friendship doesn’t mean the other person’s ready — you’ve given it a lot of thought, but the other person could be caught off guard.” If they turn you down, be respectful of their desires and let it go.
You can read the article entitled, “These Tips For Reviving A Lapsed Friendship Might Help You Navigate A New Connection With An Old Pal” in its entirety on Bustle.
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