I’ve noticed lately that a lot of people, just for the sake of avoiding conflict, won’t actually face any of their problems. I honestly don’t think anyone likes conflict (except for sadists I guess lol), and I have definitely done this before, but I realized it’s time for me to put on my bad girl boots and be honest instead of pretending everything’s okay just because I’m afraid of getting involved in an argument.
It can be hard to just deal with problems head on and it may at first feel like you’re making things worse instead of better, but what’s a solid friendship if you can’t be honest with yourself and your friend? Sometimes, working through conflicts together can actually strengthen your bond with someone and make your relationship even more rock solid. It sucks in the moment, but it’s not worth bottling up all your feelings and thoughts just because you’re afraid to experience some temporary discomfort.
Some of my best friends are people that I’ve been able to have mature conversations with about any sort of conflict we’re having, so we can be honest with each other, listen to what we each have to say, and work through it as a unit. I can say for certain that it’s made my friendships with them all the more better. All you’re doing is slowly destroying your trust in someone if you’re having to hide the way you really feel from them. I’m so glad for the friendships I have that I’m able to keep going strong because of our ability to tell each other when something is bothering us.
ADVICE OF THE DAY: Don’t be afraid to be honest with your friends. The key to a strong, solid relationship is honesty.