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Let your friend know that you would like to have a discussion about the relationship
Choose a time and place that is agreeable for both of you and be sure to choose as neutral a place as you can
Always use ‘I statements'. It’s important that you focus on how you are feeling or what you are thinking in response to his/ her behaviour
Listen to what your friend has to say once you’ve opened up your own concerns
Work towards a compromise
If your friend is not buying into your perspective, you may want to take a step back and see if your own assessment is as objective as it should be
Remember, too, that there are always going to be multiple realities at play. What you see and believe is your reality but the same is true for your friend.
An important reminder: Throughout the course of a friendship, always own your feelings
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