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4. Don’t minimize her feelings.
If we ever cause someone to feel hurt, we tend to jump to the defensive. How often do we say things like “She’s so sensitive!” or “I wouldn’t care if she got a group together and I wasn’t included!”
Instead, take a moment to express that your friend’s emotions are valid and fair, and acknowledge that she has a right to feel the way she does. That understanding can be the difference between being a caring friend and a mean girl.
5. Let it go.
Some people can’t help it — they hold onto anger and resentment. If this describes your friend, let her know you care about your friendship deeply, and that you hope this incident doesn’t become a bigger issue than it needs to be. If they persist to be dramatic or passive aggressive, do your best to not let the stress of that person affect your other relationships, your event, or your group trip. Sometimes being the bigger person means saying no and walking away.