When I was a kid, my mom always instilled the importance of having a good group of friends. I never had a large group of friends, so if anything happened to where I stopped talking to any of the few friends I had, my mom always reminded me why I should fix it. She taught me how to know if a friendship is worth fighting for and her advice is something that I still use 'til this day.
Back in college, I stopped talking to my best friend that I'd had since fifth grade. We'd literally been through everything together and he'd grown to be apart of my family. When my mom would ask how he was or if I had spoken to him, I would always brush it off and change the subject. Eventually, my mom got fed up and told me that he'd been one of my longest friends and probably one of the only friends I would ever had who was genuinely going to be there for me, love me, and would still be loyal even through our falling out. After sitting down and thinking about everything that we'd been through and what my mom said, I decided that our friendship was definitely worth fighting for, and eventually, rebuilding. Although we're not as close as we were before our falling out, I'm glad that I took my mom's advice and realized that our friendship really was fighting for.
As with any relationship, friendships have their rough patches, too. So, if you're going through one or are considering rebuilding one that you let go of recently, here are 13 things that should help you make the decision.