trying to resurrect a dead friendship – how to handle

posted 2 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I would be questioning why she would suddenly want to talk after so long. Is she having some of her own guilt over the broken friendship and trying to push her guilt onto you? That’s what I think is happening here, from your post.

Who knows, maybe she just really misses you, maybe it’s completely harmless, but I’d be careful and I agree with your sister. Keep it short and sweet.

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

anonybee0810:  I would answer along the lines of, “My recollection of events is different to yours. But I’m happy to put that all behind us and be friends again”. 

I’m (almost) always happy to revive a friendship, but I won’t apologise for something I didn’t do.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think what your sister said sounds like the right thing to do – don’t ignore her email, but don’t engage her either.  It’s always good to leave these kinds of things on a cordial note IMO.  Definitely don’t apologize for anything you didn’t do, though!

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