8 Tips On How To Deal When Your Boyfriend Doesn’t Like Your Friends
Thursday, January 15, 2015 by Jessica Booth
When I was in high school, I dated a guy who hated all of my friends. Going into our relationship, I knew that he didn’t get along with the people I hung out with, and I also knew that it would make things harder for us. I liked him a lot, and so I figured I could make it work. I promised myself that I wouldn’t be “that girl” and ditch my friends for my boyfriend.
Unfortunately, that’s exactly what I did.
Things started off okay. I would hang out with my friends on my own, and my boyfriend would just make fun of them later on until I asked him to stop. It was a bummer that I couldn’t bring him anywhere, but I dealt with it. Then it started getting worse. He started getting mad at me for hanging out with them. If I told him I couldn’t see him because I had plans with them, he would pout and complain and make me feel bad. He began talking about them all the time, saying really awful things and trying
to convince me to ditch them. I was in love and stuck in a very awkward position.
Dan rarely got along with Serena’s friends
After a while, his constant talk about my friends really got me down. I started second guessing our friendship, and believing the things he said to me. Sometimes, blowing them off to be with him was worth it just so we wouldn’t fight. I slowly started losing touch with them. and suddenly, he was the only friend I had left.
Having no friends felt AWFUL. I missed my old besties, and I was constantly feeling lonely and out of touch. I loved my boyfriend, but I hated that I couldn’t have my friends around too. It was the worst! To make a long story short, I eventually realized I was being an idiot, and I apologized to my friends and got them back. And now I will never, ever make that same mistake again.
If you know what this situation feels like, keep reading. Dealing with a significant other who doesn’t like your friends is really, really difficult, but not impossible. Here are 8 tips on how to deal when your boyfriend hates your friends: