I’ve had a fight with my ‘best friend. How do I fix it?

By Kaz Cooke
From the latest edition
of Girl Stuff 13+

I’ve had a fight with my ‘best friend. How do I fix it?

First you will need to decide if the friendship is worth fixing. If your answer is ‘no’ then it’s time to seek out new friends. But if you feel there is a friendship worth saving, then make a few attempts to talk through whatever is making you, or your friend, angry or upset. Invite your friend somewhere, or suggest doing something together, and see what the reaction is. Spend a little more time together and gradually you may find the friendship is back on.

Sometimes it’s just time that hammers out the dents left on a friendship by a misunderstanding, a bad mood or a mad moment of meanness. Friendships can be up one week and down the next, or even on different days.

There is plenty of advice on maintaining friendships, leaving friendships and what makes a great friend in the book, Girls Stuff 13+: Your Full-on Guide to the Teen Years.