Introduction:When a friend hurts your feelings these are the things to do to turn hurt around.
This might be just the time to separate you and your friend for a while. See if there is any healing when that is done. Some people have bad things happen and push people away. Give them the space they are asking for and don't be pushing the other direction. Let them know you are there when they want to renew your good friendship.
When there are strong reasons to end the friendship, do not hold on or ride a dead horse. Let that once good friend realize you have done your best if you really think you did. Let that person realize you will not be forcing anything. Good friendships takes 2 people to nourish them.
It might take some doing, but busy yourself with other activities and valuable friendships that give and also accept you as you are. Some people move away for their own particular reasons and one must allow everyone their own choice. Do not keep asking that friend if they are ok, because you know they are not. Let they be and they can join you again if they want to.
Hurting a friend back does not turn the hurt around. It only makes more of an already messy acquaintance situation. Look to other ways to release energy and feel better for doing those instead of retaliation. Remember friendships take a lot , but they should give too. It should not be a one way street all the time.
It might be a good routine to follow to occasionally evaluate friendships. If your giving and receiving is a good balance, you have a great growth for life. You will know if you are a door mat or if a so called friend has an agenda for keeping you as their friend.
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