(Closed) single friends…

posted 7 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@msgraphics: Aw…I totally understand how you feel. Lately my friends have been acting similar…even saying “Oh, well you’re married” if I have an opinion on something or if I say I want to change before we go out somewhere. Blahh. Part of me thinks its a little jealousy…but I also understand they don’t relate as well as other married people do. I gravitate more towards my married friends sometimes without meaning to, just because they relate to what I’m going through.

Post # 5
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2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@msgraphics: I know I wish I had more couple friends too…those are the hardest types of friends to make since you both have to like both people. I would tell your single friends how you feel. Maybe they don’t realize they are doing it.

Post # 6
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6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’ve found that if you just keep acting normal to all of your single friends, they will eventually treat you ‘normal’, like they used to before you were in a relationship. But if you really have changed because you’ve coupled up then they will either distance themselves or at least change the way they interact with you.

I definitely treated my single friends differently at first, I was all about my relationship and wedding and suddenly found it harder to relate to them. But after I settled down a little in my relationship with Darling Husband I made a real attempt to reach back out to my friends and make it about them, not me and eventually things went back to normal. The added bonus is that several of them shortly after got into serious relationships, so they were able to see firsthand what I went through. 

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