New neighbors at the end of the street moved in. Boys name is Camilo. Him and Ryan had a great summer together for the most part but then towards the end had a falling out. Wasn’t exactly a fight, but something happened that caused them not to be friends anymore (to this day i am not sure what it was).
Ryan took it very very personally. He wrote letters and stories (for himself) about how disappointed and upset he was. He obsessed over it for a long time. To the point we got the school counselors involved.
Then out of the blue while waiting for our neighbor Avery at the bus stop, Camilo asked Ryan to his front door. They had a brief discussion and Camilo apologized and they shook hands.
Ryan was absolutely over-joyed. He was so excited that he threw away all of his stories and bad things he said about Camilo. He firmly believes this will never happen again and that they will remain friends forever.
I am proud of the way he accepted Camilo’s apology. But I am worried it’ll happen again. In fact I know it will. Maybe not with Camilo, but with someone else.
So far we have not rescheduled any appointments with the counselor because we’re not sure about bringing up a topic that has apparently been repaired. Besides Ryan had a meltdown at the thought of seeing a counselor for this.
So for now we’re letting it go. But Ryan – remember that friends will come and go. People WILL disappoint you. You need to learn how to let things go and not take things personally. I know it hurts. And I know you’re happy now. I hope that happiness stays forever. But if the day comes where you’re not happy, find a way to work out your frustrations safely and politely. And I’ll always be here to listen to whatever you have to say. Love you Ryan!