Dr. Felicia Pressley, assistant professor in the College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences at Argosy University, Washington DC was recently interviewed in Reader's Digest. Pressley, a mental health professional and relationship expert, discussed “Ways to Move Past a Friendship Fight.”
She says that having a best friend by your side is invaluable, whether it's someone you've known since childhood or someone you encountered by chance as an adult. Because of this connection, it’s not surprising that a fight with a friend can be as heartbreaking as an argument with a partner. But Pressley asserts that conflict doesn't have to lead to a friendship breakup.
"Talking through the situation is best because letting the situation linger can develop into feelings of neglect, disrespect, or even anger. Before you get heated with a friend, take a mental step back and really listen to what she says,” she states.
Read the full article here: http://www.rd.com/advice/relationships/friendship-fight/1/
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