Even the best friendships can have moments of fragility. You know the feeling – it can erupt out of the blue from a sudden misunderstanding between the two of you, or maybe it finally emerges after months of festering frustration.
None of us is immune to relationship struggles, which is why I am thrilled to offer a prescription for healthy friendships over at Women’s Health Magazine.
When friendships go south, the smartest course of action is to first take a quick self-inventory. I know this isn’t the easiest thing to do (it’s no fun to be at fault!), but assessing your contribution to the problem may be the key to healing now and avoiding more mishaps in the future. For example:
- Have you expected your friend to play therapist one too many times? (If so, you may need a professional therapist to help you and to give your friend a break.)
- Or perhaps you’ve created a ‘relationship game plan’ you’d like her to follow, but she’s just not that into it?
Each of these situations can create tension in a friendship, but with a smart plan of action, you can work toward change and reconciliation. Check out my Women’s Health Magazine tips here.
Would you like to create stronger relationships with your family, friends, colleagues and even yourself? I’d love to set up some private coaching with you. Click here to learn more about how we can work together and create the relationships you are seeking!