The answer to friend problems? Love!

Originally appeared online in the teen column: Your Healings - November 18, 2016

A couple of months into my senior year of high school, I was having problems with a friend. I’ve known this friend since middle school, and she has always had difficulties when it comes to relationships. One day she came up to me to talk about an issue she was having with someone else. I found myself getting really irritated with her. About halfway into her story, I snapped. I told her that I had had enough of her always complaining about somebody. The minute the words flew out of my mouth, I regretted what I’d said. But I knew I couldn’t take them back. She became angry with me and stormed off.

Later that day I saw her in the hallway. I approached her to tell her how sorry I was for what I had said. Instead of accepting my apology, she just ignored me and walked away. I felt horrible. After that, every time she saw me in the hallway or the cafeteria she would ignore me or walk in a different direction. This pattern went on for about a week. I knew things couldn’t go on like this.

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