Q: My best friend doesn’t talk to me or do things with me. I feel that she is trying to shut me out. What should I do?
A: It must really hurt to be ignored by your best friend. You’re also probably very puzzled to have your friend suddenly stop talking to you for no apparent reason.
Have you had a talk with your friend? It would be a good idea to take her aside and find out if you’ve done or said anything to offend her that might cause her to back off. Let her know how important your friendship is to you and that you want to continue talking and doing things with her. Apologize if she feels you’ve hurt her in some way. Tell her in a caring way that if something is bothering her, you’d like to help. This could be an avenue to rebuilding your friendship. It could be that she doesn’t even realize how she’s treating you or how you’re feeling.
Friendships require lots of effort to keep going and growing. Communication, spending time together, trust, and being honest with each other are important ingredients of a true friendship. Both people must give to the relationship, or it just won’t work. So if she still doesn’t respond after you talk frankly with her about your relationship, then maybe she wasn’t a true friend after all.
If she really does have a problem, then what she needs is your prayers and your friendship. The right thing for you to do is to be a friend no matter how she acts. That’s what Jesus would do!