Table of contents:
- 1. You think about your sacrifices in the name of the relationship
- 2. You remember who you don't communicate with because of your personal life
- 3. Freedom may be lacking
- 4. Do you think if you need this relationship at all
When friends break up, it can be sad, especially if a relationship that seemed incredibly strong to you collapsed. And as if by itself the thought arises: what if we are next? The statistics are disappointing: in the United States, for example, the likelihood of divorce increases by 75% if close friends or family members are separated (and by 33% if it is about friends of friends). Why is it "contagious" and what to do in such a situation?
1. You think about your sacrifices in the name of the relationship
A good relationship is about compromise and mutual work on it. And if your best friend suddenly leaves for another country because she broke up with her boyfriend, you start to think, suddenly you are missing something important in your romance. To get rid of this helps the analysis of what you gave up in order to be with your partner, and what you can get without parting with him.
2. You remember who you don't communicate with because of your personal life
Whatever priority your friends have, after the start of a serious romance, you will see them less often, this is an axiom. Sometimes you think, maybe you shouldn't talk to your friend so rarely, maybe she is more interesting than your boyfriend? And won't you be alone if you break up? It's important to check your social connections periodically to prevent this from happening. There must be a balance of friendship and love, and it is not very great to devote all the time to your partner.
3. Freedom may be lacking
The next time you miss a meeting with single friends because of a date, all kinds of thoughts sometimes pop into your head. The way out can be this: agree with your partner that you will not spend all your free time together, everyone should have personal space.
4. Do you think if you need this relationship at all
Sometimes it may seem that you are not that close and that you alone will be better. There is only one recommendation here: think with your own head and do not look at others. Maybe what doesn't suit you today will be the missing piece of the puzzle that holds your relationship together tomorrow.