How To deal With… an ex­plo­sive BFF ar­gu­ment

Sit­u­a­tion Ad­vice

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One thing leads to an­other and sud­denly you’re shout­ing ex­ple­tives at the per­son you care about most. But how can you get things back to nor­mal? P: try­ing to re­spond to your friend in the heat of the mo­ment is not a good idea. Joey and i have had cross words over the years and the only thing that works is giv­ing each other space. any­thing worth say­ing is bet­ter af­ter a pe­riod of time apart. our gen­er­a­tion is all about the im­me­di­ate – send­ing a text, fir­ing off a tweet – but it’s not al­ways the best way. J: Do­ing that will heighten a dra­matic sit­u­a­tion. in­stead, re­flect on your part of the ar­gu­ment. if you start a con­ver­sa­tion with your friend with: ‘i’m sorry i up­set you,’ it will open up a dis­cus­sion be­tween the two of you. also, take the first step.

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