CNN Health offers tools for repairing relationships in the face of conflict.
Christine Koh culls these five tips from the professionals (excerpt):
1. Reflect and write down the good [start with positive intention]
2. Choose a different way to communicate [write letters about what feels awkward and why you want to make things better]
3. Give it time and try again [allow for breathing room]
4. Shuffle the “friendship furniture” [open to the possibility of shifting to a more casual friendship]
5. Follow the red flags [don’t stick with unhealthy relationships]