Dating happy friends
Or, c) if your stories are really bad, it might be because you are in a bad relationship. Life is too short and there are too many wonderful people out there to be miserable all the time. Or are in a relationship with someone who is married. It is your life and you can make any decision you want, but remember your actions can affect the people who care about you.
If this is you: Part of growing up is learning how to take responsibility for those actions.
It’s okay to run into someone new along the way or start a conversation with an attractive person, but don’t your friends as a means to meet other people. That doesn’t mean you have to keep mum all the time. If this is you: If you are happy, chances are your friends are happy for you.
Depending on how much time has been spent away, it may take some effort to rebuild bridges, but get started right away. Also, in the future, make time for your friendships even if you are in the best relationship of your life.
You are in love, with a capital “L” and want to spend every waking moment with your significant other.
You are so smitten that your calendar soon fills up with movie nights, reality-TV evenings, and romantic day trips.
When those things happen, you are going to want to talk about it. Your friends love you and want you to be safe and happy, so if the only thing you are telling them is that he’s the scum of the earth, they are going to believe (surprise! How to get things back on track: You have three choices.
But if all you are doing is telling friends awful things about your significant other, guess what? If this is you: Again, wanting to vent about your guy is natural and it happens to everyone. You can a) admit that even though your guy might drive you crazy sometimes, really the good things outweigh the bad. Or, you can b) realize that you spend a lot of time complaining, regardless of subject, and make an effort to start watching what you say about other people in general.