When you fall in love with someone, the friendships which you have begin to change dramatically. This is in part because you are going to be dedicated to spend much more of your time with someone else and in part because you are going to be having new experiences and meeting new people as a result. There is however, nothing worse than having a friend who falls head over heels in love, and immediately ditches their friends to spend all of their waking hours with their new partner. If you want to avoid this then here are some tips to help you keep both your partner and your friends.
Weed Out The Friends
Any friend who no longer wants a friendship with you because you have less time to spend with them, was probably not a true friend anyway and you should not bust yourself in trying to maintain their friendship. Once you have seen what the reaction is like from you friends, you will be able to see who is worth fighting for and who isn’t. a true friend will be happy that you have found love.
Your new partner will want to learn all about you and an important part of that is introducing him or her to your friends. The hope is that they like each other or at least get along once they have met, in fact the former is the ideal situation. The notion that your partner and your friends are two completely different sides of your life simply is not true and you should do all that you can to combine the two.
The Importance of Being Aware
Part of being a friend is being there for each other and making the effort, if you decide to spend all of your time with your new partner then that will result in you not being a good friend and your pals are well within their rights to let you know. Nobody should make you feel bad for wanting to see your new partner all of the time but do not forget that you too have a responsibility to your existing friends.
Make Use of Technology
We live in a world where you no longer have to see someone in person to stay in touch or find out new things about them. For this reason, not staying in touch with your friends is simply inexcusable as you can message them and talk to them from anywhere in the world. If you want to make sure that you do not lose your friends once you fall in love, you should use every method available to stay in touch with them by any means necessary.
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