British Columbia, Canada
Well...the main thing is that if you told the truth and they got hurt or mad, then this is not about you, it is about them. Let it be their "stuff" and it will pass. We are only able to control how we feel not anyone else unfortunately. Any friend that is forgiving is indeed a good friend. If they don't realize you said it in love, then you will get your answer to your own questions in time and move on. I have been there and done that, and as they say, "wore that t-shirt." I am sure what I have said doesn't make it hurt any less, but that is how we find out our real friends in life from the transients.