Accept Your Friend’s Mistakes


Some find it even harder to accept mistakes their friends make than they do their own. Especially when it’s personal, it can feel like inconsideration at least, betrayal at worst.

Take a moment to think about letting go of your own mistakes, mistakes you may have made that upset someone close to you. Were you forgiven, did you want to be forgiven but weren’t? How did it make you feel?

See if you can use those feelings of wanting to make it up to that person and apply them to your friend when they have upset you. We’re all just doing the best from where we are in our lives and sometimes that’s not very good.


We all deserve another chance though. Try offering that chance to someone who has upset You.


About the Author: Stuart Young writes his thoughts on his blog How To Change Your Life One Day At A Time. He  launched his book on this topic in May 2012 and has since helped people change their lives. Click here  to get your copy now! He is also one of the authors of the book, “The Best Inspirational Storie I Ever Read: Guide to a Purposeful Life”.


  1. Ria Rombaoa says:

    Chances are given to those who deserve it and it also depends on the degree of hurt given to you by someone. Some of us choose to let this kind of situation pass for the reason that we are not ready yet or we still don’t have the heart to forgive. I guess its better that way rather than forgiving that person immediately and later secretly harbouring ill will and the worst is spreading bad words against that person. Take time to reflect why your friend did a certain mistake and the reason why you were betrayed. Who knows that in those moments of reflection, a realization will come that you are also responsible why he or she acted that way. Forgive when you are ready and do it wholeheartedly.

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