Question of the Week: When Friends Disappoint You
Question: What should you do when friends disappoint you?
Answer: Friends – people in general will always disappoint you. We live in an imperfect world with imperfect people. We will be disappointed. The question you should rather be asking is how would I take it when friends disappoint us.
Disappointments can vary. Some can be heart-breaking, others are very trivial. I have heard of friendship being destroyed because the friend forgot his/her birthday. Quite petty for me personally.
Some disappoints can be seriously harmful. A friend sexually abuses or rapes his friend, a friend blackmails another friend. Trust might be broken in situations like this and it might take years to heal. I don’t know if they could go back to the same level of trust. They can be friends but the trust must be rebuilt.
Lastly, what if you were the friend who disappointed someone? Do to others what you would want them to do to you. Forgive, rebuild the friendship. Some of the strongest friendship I know of endured disappointments. Find the good in every disappointment!