Recently, one of my friends deeply hurt my feelings. Instead of talking with her about it I tried to ignore how I felt. It didn’t take me long to begin seething on the inside. I struggled to think kind thoughts. I began to rewrite the long wonderful history we’ve had as friends with a negative spin.
Have you ever been there? I think we all have been offended or hurt by someone we care about at some point. It can be really hard to just let it go.
In my situation, I love my friend, and I want to keep our relationship alive and healthy. I knew that if I didn’t deal with this well our friendship could fall apart.
Here’s how I did it…
So I began to notice the ways I handled similar situations poorly in the past.
Then I began to construct a new 10 step plan that I felt would achieve the desired end result…that is what I outline here for you in this post.
Then I tested it in a few different situations.
If you find yourself hurt by others and you can’t seem to “get over” the hurt of it then read this! I outline a step by step approach to initiating a difficult conversation with almost anyone.Read More