Taking the high road seems like the most logical way to respond to someone who is attacking you or saying things about you as a friend, but the problem is that logic usually doesn't find its way into emotions. When people are angry, they tend to behave poorly, and attacking someone else, or trying to get others on your side, is incredibly poor friend behavior.
If you're on the receiving end of an attack of some sort, it can be difficult to do the right thing, which is take the high road. Your friend may be so convincing in her complaints about you that she gets other friends to make comments to you. Or perhaps she spills the details of an argument you had, which show her side of things and thereby make you look bad.
There are a lot of reasons why people behave like this, but the point is, what do you do in return? Can you really explain yourself to people? Or will the things your friend has said about you cloud their interpretation of anything you say? What's more, how can you move forward with the friendship after that?
Lots of questions, which is one reason taking the high road is so difficult. Here are some tips on how to take the high road, along with reasons why people try and goad you into responding. If you've taken the high road after an argument with a friend, please share your experience.