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In the Media – What to do if you can’t stand your boyfriend’s friends

August 20, 2015 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading


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August 20, 2015

You’ve fallen in love with a guy but, in all honesty, you’re haven’t fallen in love with his friends. In fact, you can’t even stomach some of the people he’s tight with. You may feel that they’re immature or don’t treat him well. You may think they are underachievers pulling him down with them. Or you may be resentful that in the past, they tried to sabotage his relationship with you. One of them may even be an ex- of a close friend of yours.

These friends have interests you don’t share or understand. Despite your feelings, your lover, partner, or spouse chooses to get together with them regularly for card games, a guy’s night out or just to talk. He sees them differently: These are pals who were at his side long before he met you, friends with whom he has a shared history. You’re especially perturbed when the get-together is at your house.

How do you handle this tricky dilemma so it doesn’t have a negative effect on your relationship? Read The Friendship Doctor’s recent article on Fitness Republic that offers some thoughts and strategies for coping if you can’t stand your boyfriend’s friends.

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  1. Dionne says:

    Lots of young males hang out in a pack. No normal woman likes it because they’re all drunk and stupid.

    Young male packs usually disband within a few years anyway, as they move on to the next stage of life with jobs, mortgages, wives, and kids.

    But if you insist on withdrawing your drunk and stupid young male from his pack early, they’re not that hard to trick. Just be sure to do it slowly and sweetly.

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