How do I repair my friendship?

My best friend and I were pranking her friend, and I told her to tell him that she likes him. She said no, but I forced her. After she told him, he told her that he likes her too. Their friendship is ruined because of me. She won't forgive me, and I feel really guilty. I feel like crying.

Sherry Katz, LCSW
Sherry Katz, LCSW
Couples and Family Therapist, LCSW

In order for your friend to forgive you she'd need to trust you understand the damage you introduced into her relationship with her friend.

Its possible if you offer your friend expressions of your empathy toward her  over an extended time, possibly she'll forgive you.

You're certainly learning relationship lessons on how to treat people and the effect of betraying another person, which will last forever.

Maybe this was meant to be the outcome.

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