We've all been there — a friend drops a comment that leaves us seething, but rather than say anything, we just let the resentment rankle. No longer! Here's how to speak up when someone's out of line.
Few things are more disturbing than someone you're close to suddenly espousing views you not only disagree with but actively abhor. Sometimes there's no going back — if the person, say, just accused black people of being hypersensitive while spouting the n-word eleven times. But sometimes the friendship is worth trying to work through whatever bullshit your friend just said. Only you can tell the difference, but here are some possible guidelines: