January 12, 2013 WHEN YOU’VE BEEN FIGHTING WITH YOUR BFF This question comes from Kate, who writes: I’ve known my BFF Katelyn for seven years. We’ve had a lot of fights, and because of that, her mother thinks I’m mean now. Then she had to move schools, and I now think about her almost every day. What should I do? My advice: Hi Kate! I can see how this would all have you totally bummed out…the fighting, her mom thinking you’re mean, and now her changing schools. That’s A LOT to deal with!! Warning: The following advice is going to seem super obvious. If you think about her every day, call her! Just because she switched schools, that doesn’t mean you can’t still be friends. Unless she moved super far away, you can still hang out after school sometimes. If you guys fought a lot, it’s probably because you knew each other for so long that you felt like sisters. I fight with Brianna ALL THE TIME, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love the little rug rat! Tell Katelyn that…that you may have fought a ton, but you still think about her a lot and want to be friends. Odds are, her mom only thinks your mean because she only heard Katelyn’s side of the story. Or, maybe she doesn’t even think that, and Katelyn just said that because she was mad at you. Now that you guys are in different schools, you might actually fight less when you hang out, because you’ll appreciate your time together even more. If I knew I’d only see Brianna once every week or two, I’d be like, “Sure, jump on my bed and play games on my cell phone with your sticky peanut butter hands, you cute little nut ball!” So that’s my advice: Call her, tell her you miss her, and then if you guys get to hang out again, enjoy your time together! Do you guys have any advice for Kate?