Holding Grudges


Ally Dammer, Staff Writer

Why do people hold grudges? It could be because they don’t want to be the first one to apologize. Or maybe they believe they did nothing wrong.

Everyone has held a grudge before. Whether it was for something serious, or you were just being dramatic, we’ve all done it.

But how do you know when it’s time to let it go?

Well, the first thing you should do is look at the fight from both sides. Because you may see or hear something a little different than the other person.

Next you should think if it’s even worth staying mad over. Do you really want to continue to stress yourself out over some minor inconvenience?

Not only that but your friend might not even understand why you’re upset.

You should always just be open with your friends instead of staying angry with them. Especially if they’re not even mad about it.

The easiest thing to do is to sit the person down and be honest with them. Tell them how you saw the fight and why you’re upset.

This could be a huge stress relief. Because now you know that they know how you feel. And they can also understand why you’re upset and maybe they can help you feel better.

But you should never hold a grudge. At the end of the day, it’s just going to make your life more miserable. Instead, just try letting things go.

If you can drop a fight without staying mad about it, then you’re already winning.