Is Your Relationship Making You Lose Friends?
28 de febrero de 2018Ariel Rodriguez
You don't have to choose one or the other.
Make Time For Your Friends
If you wish to keep your friends and your relationship: organize yourself. Do some planning in advance that includes you and your friends only. Hanging out is as important to friendship as to a relationship. When you keep on declining invites from friends, they consider this as a form of absence, and sooner or later, you won’t be included in future plans. Also, don’t bail too often. This causes anger and disappointment. Bringing your S.O. along can be a good idea as long as your friends are okay with that. If your insistence to take your partner with you and the gang makes everyone uncomfortable, you will be excluded from future plans as well.
Keep in Touch
Seeing your friends in person is important, but these moments happen less often the more time you spend with your significant one. That's where the wonders of technology in the 21st century come in: a simple text or social media interaction with your friends can make them feel you care and are there for them.
Nobody Likes a Third Wheel
Yeah, as much fun as you think it would be to take a friend and your S.O. to the park, it really isn't. No matter how much your friends and your partner get along, do everyone a favor, and avoid awkward third-wheel situations.
Don’t Make Them Hate Your Partner
Be Mature About It
Relationships can be one of the best things in our lives, and when we find someone who loves us, it's a beautiful experience. If you have trouble with that one friend who believes all relationships are a mistake and that you should just keep partying and stay single forever, maybe you and your friend aren’t as compatible as you thought you were, and a line must be drawn. A good friend will always support you, especially when it comes to your happiness.
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