The ending of a friendship is a horrible thing that many of us have gone through at some point in our lives. No matter what the reason for the end of the friendship or for you two to not be as close as you once were. No matter what you may have did to make the friendship take a nose dive, try out some of these suggestions to make it meaningful again.
Mending Broken Friendship : Plan An Apology
When it comes to making an apology to a friend you have to have it planned out before you try and do it. Otherwise you may end up rambling on and end up apologizing for something that is not even the reason you had your falling out in the first place. This can make them think that you do not think you have really done anything wrong and you will be no further ahead. No matter what it is that has happened make sure you have your apology all planned out.
Be Sincere & Show Emotion
Do not just meet up with them and be like hey I screwed up, my bad and think that is it. It shows a total lack of emotion on your part and makes it seem like you do not care at all about their feelings. I am not saying you need to be crying your eyes out or anything like that, but at least show that you are sincere and if you do really care about them, then you should be feeling genuinely emotional anyway.
Find Out How They Feel
Ask them how they feel about the whole situation. Something like I am sure what I did or said must of made you feel horrible shows that you not only know that you have messed up and done something wrong, but you also care about how your actions have effected them. This also gives them a chance to get out how they feel in regards to the whole situation and it can be the first steps to getting over what has happened between you.
Have An Idea Of Something Fun You Can Do
Once you have talked it out and if they have not told you that they never want to see you again, then there is that awkward minute or two of what is going to happen next. I would recommend that you have an idea of something fun to do. The easiest thing is suggesting you two go right now to catch a movie and then go for a bite to eat. This way you two are together, but thanks to the movie you do not have to force small talk. And once you are eating after the movie you at least have the movie to discuss until you feel comfortable around each other again.
It Can Take Time
If they do not want to be friends right away after you have said you’re sorry, then do not try and force them to be your friend again. Give them some space, but send them the occasional text asking how they are doing. Post on their Facebook wall and even casually ask them if they want to do something. Just know that mending a friendship is not always an instant success and it can take time and patience on your part.