(Closed) How close are your friends to your SO?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

We did not meet through mutual friends or anything, so we have my circle of friends and FI’s circle of friends (and smaller circles within those circles!).  My friends are pretty cool with FI but not really close, and I like to think it’s the same way with FI’s friends.  We see FI’s friends less than we do mine just because I’m usually the one “planning” something for us to do, which tends to involve my friends.

Honestly I wouldn’t say we are super close with any side, and I’m okay with that.  FI is my best friend!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We have a few mutual friends from working at the same place for 3 years. But then we’ve each also got our own groups of friends. I think I’m closer to his separate friends than he is to mine, but everyone gets along.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@MrsCreeToBe:  My guy is a lot older than I am (14 years) and my closest friends I’ve known since high school, so no, they don’t hang out or anything. My best friend has met my guy a handful of times, but that’s it.

I don’t spend too much time w. my friends, so I treat it as girls time. I’d be happy to double date, but none of my close friends are in relationships right now. I guess I’ve always kept friends separate. If I were one of those people where I always had my friends around me, then maybe I’d want them to be close to my SO, but it doesn’t bug me this way. He gets along w. my sister and I see her more than once a week usually so that’s ok.

Edit to add: He doesn’t really have many close friends either. We went on vacation w. his childhood best friend and his wife last year (they live far away from us) and that was fun. He hangs out w. his buddies maybe once a month or so, some I’ve met, some I haven’t.. most of them are just old colleagues.

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