How To Be A Real Friend To Two People Who Dislike Each Other

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A common thread that has tied the storylines of some of our favorite reality shows together as of late has been friends stuck in the middle of petty squabbles between friends — and for good reason since that’s an issue to which many of us can relate. Sadly, most of these TV personalities have been models of what not to do as the so-called neutral third party between feuding companions, which is why their actions have mostly led to undesired results. Maintaining your position as the neutral party is tricky and if you’re not careful, you could end up losing one or both friendships. Here are some general guidelines to keep in mind when your friends are clashing.

Don’t pick sides

If you value both friendships, avoid choosing sides. People get into disagreements all of the time and if you find that you have to pick sides every time, you won’t have many friends left when all is said and done. Additionally, diving headfirst into every falling out that the people around you have is a sure way to stay in some drama.

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