What do you do when one of your closest friends begins to display the above behavior? You immediately ditch said friend. Ha ha, just kidding. Don't do that. That would be terrible. A better idea is to gently invite the jerky friend into an honest conversation, during which you explain how their jerk patch is affecting your feelings toward them. But how do you even begin such a conversation? And how can you make sure it doesn't turn into a civil war? The video below explains ... and if you don't feel like watching a poorly edited video, then here's the answer; just be as kind as possible : )
So, even the most annoying of jerks deserve kindness- they're broken people. When something's broken, you don't kick it around to further damage it, you try to fix it. How much more so if it's a person.
How do you deal with friends who act like jerks?