Post # 31
Sometimes they do not offer great advice to me. A couple months ago, at a family friend’s place, a guy asked to to go w/him to a symphony. This is a single guy who I barely know. 1st off, I’m not single. 2nd even if I was, I don’t find the guy interesting. Anyways I rejected his offer to be respectful of my boyfriend (before engagement). My family tore me to pieces and made me feel like crap cause I rejected this “social” opportunity. That its ok to go by myself w/a single guy just as friends. Had this been a group thing, I would have gone. I wouldn’t want my fiance going out by himself w/a single woman, even just as friends.
I don’t mind the current social life I have, just that my family will rub it in my face that I want more friends. Yeah I’m totally gonna have more friends upsetting my fiance and going out w/a random dude.
Post # 32
have you told your family that you want more friends? Because if so that’s probably why they think they’re being helpful. Strangers are friends waiting to happen so from their point of view you need to talk to more strangers. You don’t have to take their advice, but if they’re not the types that can listen to you vent without trying to fix it then I wouldn’t tell them that you want more friends.