Originally posted by glamritz
Should friendhip/friends be given another chance, regardless of the gravity of the mistake ?
Is it too late for friends to apologize and patch up ?
Is it really worth it to try to talk it out with a friend who seems not interested to clear up things at all ?
Is it alright to forget friends ?
First of all, I have to say, I love the topic! Very interesting and I'm sure at least 90% of the members can relate to this in some way.
Friends/friendships should definately be given another chance, regardless of the gravity of the mistake. We all make mistakes ... and sometimes mistakes happen due to miscommunication, misunderstanding due to another person/group or immaturity/inability to understand the other person's feelings or actions. I think if the mistake was made once, it should be forgiven and forgotten and friends should move on. Nothing in life is so big to lose a great friendship over .... of course, if we are not willing to forgive and forget then obviously the matter at hand is more important to us than that friend ever was.
It's never to late to apologize and patch up ... and people might disagree with this but IMO, the longer you wait to patch up, the easier it is ... It just gives the other person time on their own to think things out .. you give each other space ... and when you grow up, you realize how stupid you were then and are willing to let things go because so much time has passed.
If someone else is not willing to talk out matters, I usually don't waste time with them. Making a mistake is one thing .. but denying it or not willing to discuss it is another mistake ...
I don't know if it's ok to forget friends ... but I've made a LOT of friends over the years ... and I can safely say that I haven't forgotten a single one ... whether we ended the friendship badly or just because of moving away from the city/country/school ... I always remember my friends and if I ever come across them through msn or facebook or even in-person I make it a point to say hello and ask how they are doing ... just for old times' sake ... I think we can do atleast that much ... I've shared some great times and some not so great times with all my friends and acknowledging them would be the least I could or they could do ...
I don't know if I made sense .. just got back from working almost 15 hours ... I'm half asleep