My next door neighbor and I have been friends for about five years. Our daughters are the same age and are really close also. My neighbor said some really hurtful things to me and now we are not speaking. She won’t let her daughter speak to my daughter either. My daughter is heartbroken and I would like to patch things up for her sake. How can I make things right again?
How sad that you and your daughter have both lost your friends. Good friends are really hard to find and having an enemy next door will be even more difficult. Sometimes things are said in the heat of the moment and we wish we could take them back. Maybe your best chance for a reconciliation would be to let some time pass. I imagine this will be difficult for your daughter since she misses her friend so much but sometimes it takes a while for tempers to cool down.
If you live next door then you will see your neighbor from time to time. If you aren’t hostile toward her you may eventually have an opportunity to speak. If she is open to speaking then she may eventually be open to an invitation for coffee. You may not get an apology for the hurtful words that were said. Can you deal with this for the sake of your daughter? I hope things will be better soon.