New friendships are easy to make and easy to break. People mingle and find out that they like a lot of the same topics. As time progresses, disagreements and arguments arise. Every dispute arises new information about each person. One can choose to accept the other for what he or she is or completely disagree and break the friendship. The former decision requires patience, empathy, and willpower even if the other party lacks these qualities. Over time, the other party will gradually develop the qualities necessary to build a healthy and strong relationship. However, if there are numerous consecutive disagreements and failure to respect each other’s opinions, then the relationship will erode and the bridge of friendship will crumble. There are other circumstances where the friendship could immediately implode itself from just one argument.
The next most difficult task is repairing the bridge of friendship. If the bridge is still intact, there is hope in recovering the rest via compliments and empowerment. However, if the bridge is completely blown apart, then it might be too late to make any amends to the respective person. Both parties are severly hurt by one another’s actions and prefer to shut out any information from the other party. It is only by luck if one is able to have the other person hear him or her out and agree to give the relationship another chance. With persistence and acts of kindness, one might be able to make some progress. In the case of workplace situations, this will have to be done sooner than later if anyone wants to bring the misery to an end.
The worst situation is when both parties know that the relationship cannot be salvaged and irrecoverable. As much as one wants to be friends with the other, it is simply not possible. These scars can last forever, but they are more devastating in the workplace. For example, the termination of one’s employment from the company can scar any participating member for life, but moreso for the terminated employee. In addition to receiving the last blow to one’s ego and occupational security, He or she will face even more hardships trying to find a new job.