What to Do When Friends Won't Talk to You

Disagreements with friends will happen. Most likely, you already know that because of past experiences. Usually, talking it out, finding out what caused the problem, and then clearing it up is easy enough to do. But, what do you do when the other person won’t talk?

The first thing to remember is their reaction is not your responsibility. Let’s put it a different way. It is not your fault if you have tried to talk about it, but the other person refused. You can only do your part. If you’ve done that and still get the “silent treatment,” you are not to blame. So, is there anything else that you can do?

Well, time is a good thing. Often, the best thing to do is just wait. Don’t try anymore to talk right away. Likewise, don’t worry about it and let it ruin your day . . . or week. Just wait until the other person has a chance to think about what happened. Chances are, if this person truly is a friend, he or she will eventually come to you and discuss what happened. If this doesn’t happen, then you have to wonder if they really care about you after all.

Another thing to do, a VERY IMPORTANT thing to do, is pray. Ask God to speak to the heart of your friend. God often leads people to realize that they are wrong about something. If you pray, believing that God will help, then He will help. After all, He wants to show you that He loves you, loves the person that you are having a problem with, and is interested in making things right between you.

Speaking of prayer, it is very important for you to pray and ask Jesus Christ to come into your heart. If you do that, not only will the things that you do wrong be forgiven by God, He will also send the Holy Spirit to live inside of you. The Holy Spirit will guide you and help you to know the right things to do, like when you have a problem with someone. To learn more about asking Jesus to come into your heart, go to the menu on the left side of this page and click on “Ask Jesus In.”

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