Daily Spark: How to Fix a Friendship

Published: May 23, 2012 | Last Updated: May 23, 2012 By | Reply Continue Reading

By Ginny Graves

May 22, 2012


When friendships start to unravel it can really throw us for a loop. Learn how to set things right and make a fresh start.

Not long ago, I was browsing through a friend’s Facebook page when I saw a discussion she was having with some mutual buddies about a party they were planning. It sounded like a lot of fun. The only problem: I wasn’t invited. Should I call them? Ignore it? Do something sneaky, like ask if they were free for dinner on the date of their big bash?

The incident reminded me that even though I’m no longer in middle school, my friendships are as important-and almost as emotionally charged-as they were back then. "Connections between women are so intimate that any bump in the road can make us feel vulnerable, hurt and betrayed," says Irene Levine, Ph.D., author of Best Friends Forever (Overlook Press). We asked the experts to weigh in on five of the most common friendship flaps-and how to solve them. 


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