Impact of Arguments on Friendships

Elizabeth Gonzalez and Verenise Perez

A pair of friends sit at a table and remember all the good times and the small arguments. No matter how close, people argue at some point. Many arguments are small and resolved within a short period of time.

“A rumor caused my argument,” Jaime Mejia, 8th, said. “It was between one of my closest friends and me. We said a lot of hurtful things to each other.”

Anything can cause an argument. Even a compliment taken the wrong way or the tone of voice.

“I got an attitude with my friend on accident and she got mad,” Taylor Gilyard, 8th, said. “We stopped talking for like a day but that was it.”

Friends sometimes sit down face to face to solve their differences.

“We talked it out,” Jaime said.

Some rely on technology.

“I texted my friend and asked what was wrong,” Taylor said.

Some find ways to mend things quickly.

“My friend and I both liked a guy, and he called me pretty,” Madison Anderson, 7th, said. “He didn’t mean anything, though, so I just told her I was sorry, and we were friends again.”

Others find it hard to make the first move.

“A rumor was out that I was talking bad about my friend behind her back,” Anna Duron, 9th, said. “We didn’t talk, and she was mad at me, but then we talked it out.”

Not all arguments close with a happy ending.

“My friend and I both liked the same guy” Caitlin Miller, 8th, said. “We had an argument, and we weren’t friends anymore. We didn’t resolve the argument, and I moved schools because she was talking about me.”