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Confronting a friend can be tough, but sometimes it’s the best way to clear the air and keep your friendship healthy. If you need to confront a friend to fix a problem between you, prepare yourself by working out what you want to say. To avoid sounding accusatory, write a list of your emotions using “I-statements” that reflect how you feel. For example, you might write: “I felt really hurt when you joked about my nerdiness in front of my crush.” Try to rehearse what you want to say so you will remember it later. You might even ask another friend to practice role playing the confrontation to give you confidence. Once you’re ready to speak to your friend, remember to start by telling them how important they are to you before explaining you have something you need to say. Keep reading for more tips, including how to keep your friendship positive after the confrontation.