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  1. Sebastian Aiden Daniels
    August 6, 2014

    I completely agree. Sometimes we must do something that will damage the relationship, but hopefully help both people in the relationship in the long run and eventually restore the relationship and make it even stronger. An example is dumping a toxic friend and not giving in to their pushes to bring you down with them. Maybe it will help them change.
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    • Ken Wert
      August 25, 2014

      I agree, Sebastian. I once heard of a man who went to a mechanic and started using foul language, spewing out a steady string of 4-letter words. Finally the owner of the shop pushed himself out from under the car he was working on and yelled at the man to get off his property and take his foul mouth with him. The man stormed off, as you can imagine. But he came back the next day to tell the owner how sorry he was, that he had always talked like that and no one had ever said anything to him about it. That night was the first time he ever considered the effect his language could be having on others. He said he had vowed that night to clean it up.

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  2. Linda
    August 6, 2014

    I think relationships require a great degree of trust, especially if your choosing to take and action that could be perceived as not in your friends best interest. Have just written a blog post about guarding your words and actions you might find interesting as I mention your e-mail to me.No Mouth Guard Required – 5 Keys to choosing the right words at
    http://self-coach2success.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/no-mouth-guard-required-5-keys-to.html

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    • Ken Wert
      August 25, 2014

      Thanks for sharing, Linda. I like that title: No mouth guard required.

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  3. lynne
    September 25, 2014

    Hi a very informative article, there are times that we really need to do what’s in the best interest of a friend, it can probably save him/her from further harm even if it damages the friendship. Thanks for sharing. Great post!
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