A close girlfriend of mine recently fell in love with a great guy, but now she hardly has time for me. How can I remind her how important our friendship is without disrupting her relationship?
It’s always difficult to feel like you’ve lost a good friend to a romance. But keep in mind: The all-consuming “new love” phase of a relationship won’t be all-consuming for long.
I applaud you for not resenting your friend. You are experiencing a big change in your life as a result of her newfound love—and it’s obviously change you didn’t ask for.
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It’s possible that your friend doesn’t even realize you miss her, so be sure to emphasize how important her friendship is to you. Then, why not initiate a girls’ night out? (Just be prepared to hear an earful about the new boyfriend.)
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Another option is to spend time with them as a couple—both to get to know him better and to show your support for their relationship. Try going to a ball game together or simply cooking dinner for them at home. And who knows? You might actually gain a friend instead of losing one.
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