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IN THE MEDIA: How Marriage Changes Friendships

January 25, 2013 | By | Reply Continue Reading

The Friendship Doctor was recently interviewed by Lisa Milbrand of TheNest.com, who wrote an article about the many ways marriage can change, and even derail, friendships.

Milbrand writes:

Someone may start seeing green. While your suddenly-single-again pal may envy your paired-off life, you may be surprised to find yourself wishing for those footloose and life-partner-free days. “Jealousies may crop up in either direction if one friend is envious of the lifestyle of the other,” Levine says. To keep envy at bay, it’s important to accentuate the positives in your own life to help minimize grass-is-greener thoughts.

You may actually have more time for your friends. When you’re no longer seeking out your soul mate — or picking out wedding cake flavors and china patterns — you may find yourself with more time to devote to cultivating friendships. “Once you’ve tied the knot, you may be more secure in your relationship and have more time and mental energy to expend on nurturing your female friendships,” Levine says.”

Read the article, 9 Surprising Ways Your Friendship Change after You’re Married.

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