Query submitted via Free Tarot Readings.
“Anonymous” inquires: “I defended myself (in a sense) but was it justified or did I just offend/hurt a friend?“
It was justified. The wound would have been struck regardless if you stood up for yourself or not. The only choice you had was in the timing of it. If you wish to salvage the relationship, you have serious thinking to do and serious choices to make. The first thing you have to reconcile is you with yourself. Then take a long inspecting look at the friendship. You already know the question. Time to answer it truthfully.