Burying The Hatchet: 9 Ways To Mend Broken Relationships

It's time to put those grudges to rest.

Learning to Move Forward - Having drama and conflict is a part of life. But when that beef happens between you and your friends or family, it?s not easy to deal with. Is holding on to anger worth it or should you try to mend that rift like Kylie and Rob recently have? Here are tips to move forward and come back together stronger than ever. By Kellee Terrell(Photos from left: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Marie Claire, Steven Lawton/WireImage)

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Learning to Move Forward - Having drama and conflict is a part of life. But when that beef happens between you and your friends or family, it’s not easy to deal with. Is holding on to anger worth it or should you try to mend that rift like Kylie and Rob recently have? Here are tips to move forward and come back together stronger than ever. By Kellee Terrell(Photos from left: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Marie Claire, Steven Lawton/WireImage)

How Important Is This Relationship? - Before you can try to move forward, you have to be honest: Is this relationship worth saving? How would you feel if this person wasn?t ever around? Give yourself time to let that all sink in, and then from there, you will know how to proceed. (Photo: Hero Images/Corbis)

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How Important Is This Relationship? - Before you can try to move forward, you have to be honest: Is this relationship worth saving? How would you feel if this person wasn’t ever around? Give yourself time to let that all sink in, and then from there, you will know how to proceed. (Photo: Hero Images/Corbis)

Gotta Say 'Sorry' - If you?ve done something that was hurtful, one step in mending that relationship is apologizing ? and really mean it. That doesn?t mean you have to take ownership of everything, but this is your time to be accountable for the rift you created. So stop being petty!(Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill/Blend Images/Corbis)

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Gotta Say 'Sorry' - If you’ve done something that was hurtful, one step in mending that relationship is apologizing — and really mean it. That doesn’t mean you have to take ownership of everything, but this is your time to be accountable for the rift you created. So stop being petty!(Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill/Blend Images/Corbis)

Are You Ready to Forgive? - Here?s the thing, whether or not you mend your relationship, in many instances forgiveness is important in order for you to spiritually be OK. Forgiveness isn?t about weakness or forgetting what was done to you, but more about empowering yourself to not carry anger with you wherever you go. (Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill/Blend Images/Corbis)

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Are You Ready to Forgive? - Here’s the thing, whether or not you mend your relationship, in many instances forgiveness is important in order for you to spiritually be OK. Forgiveness isn’t about weakness or forgetting what was done to you, but more about empowering yourself to not carry anger with you wherever you go. (Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill/Blend Images/Corbis)

Be Open About Why You?re Hurt - It?s important for you to calmly discuss why you?re hurt and what in your relationship/friendship isn?t working. But be prepared for the other person to point out how you are also part of the problem. Listen with an open mind and don?t let your ego stand in the way.  (Photo: Wavebreak Media LTD/Wavebreak Media Ltd./Corbis)

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Be Open About Why You’re Hurt - It’s important for you to calmly discuss why you’re hurt and what in your relationship/friendship isn’t working. But be prepared for the other person to point out how you are also part of the problem. Listen with an open mind and don’t let your ego stand in the way.  (Photo: Wavebreak Media LTD/Wavebreak Media Ltd./Corbis)

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Send a Note - For a number of reasons, speaking face-to-face many not be possible or the best mode of communication -- and that?s OK. Try sending a letter, card or an email -- NOT A TEXT ? to express how you feel. This is also a good way to not be interrupted when you?re explaining yourself. (Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill/Blend Images/Corbis)

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Send a Note - For a number of reasons, speaking face-to-face many not be possible or the best mode of communication -- and that’s OK. Try sending a letter, card or an email -- NOT A TEXT — to express how you feel. This is also a good way to not be interrupted when you’re explaining yourself. (Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill/Blend Images/Corbis)

Talk About Healthy Boundaries - If your relationship is based on mostly unhealthy boundaries, now is the time to create new ones where you feel more respected and comfortable. Be clear about how you want to be treated and spoken to and what?s acceptable. And make sure you ask your folks what they need from you. Remember, relationships shouldn?t be one-sided. (Photo: Zave Smith/Corbis)

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Talk About Healthy Boundaries - If your relationship is based on mostly unhealthy boundaries, now is the time to create new ones where you feel more respected and comfortable. Be clear about how you want to be treated and spoken to and what’s acceptable. And make sure you ask your folks what they need from you. Remember, relationships shouldn’t be one-sided. (Photo: Zave Smith/Corbis)

Work on You - Hey, your sister, man or best friend may be on one, but that doesn?t mean your s** doesn?t stink too. Are you selfish? Do you not listen? Do you two only do what you want to do? If so, you need to work on ways to be a better friend, sister, girlfriend, etc. if you want to maintain meaningful relationships. (Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill/Blend Images/Corbis)

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Work on You - Hey, your sister, man or best friend may be on one, but that doesn’t mean your s** doesn’t stink too. Are you selfish? Do you not listen? Do you two only do what you want to do? If so, you need to work on ways to be a better friend, sister, girlfriend, etc. if you want to maintain meaningful relationships. (Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill/Blend Images/Corbis)

Make That Bond Even Stronger Than Before - If you?re committed to keeping this relationship going, you also have to make a commitment to strengthen it by hanging out, talking on the phone and making each other laugh more. Also try to find new things to do together, and make sure you are doing things they want to do too.  (Photo: Hero Images Inc./Hero Images/Corbis)

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Make That Bond Even Stronger Than Before - If you’re committed to keeping this relationship going, you also have to make a commitment to strengthen it by hanging out, talking on the phone and making each other laugh more. Also try to find new things to do together, and make sure you are doing things they want to do too.  (Photo: Hero Images Inc./Hero Images/Corbis)

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Sometimes You Gotta Love From a Distance - If you have done everything you can do to get back in good graces with your friend/family member and things still haven’t changed for the better, you gotta know when to walk away and love them from a distance.  (Photo: SimplyMui/Corbis)