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August 27, 2013

Don’t Forget Your Girlfriends

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Your girlfriends are probably some of the most important people in your lives. They’re your lifeline, and you might even consider them your sisters. Girlfriends are so great because they will be there no matter what. If a guy screws you over, they will tell you how stupid he is and how you deserve better. And if things are going well with a guy, they’ll celebrate with you as well. Because girlfriends are so important, make sure to keep your friendships strong no matter what may be going on in your love life. If and when your relationship ends, they will still be there for you, so make sure you return the favor. Learn how to make your friendships and your relationships work together.

Make Time

The last thing you want to do when you get into a relationship is neglect your friends, so try to make time for them. While a new relationship is fragile and takes extra attention, you still should be able to slip a girls’ night into your schedule every once in a while. Set aside at least a couple of nights each month when you can get together with your girlfriends and have some fun.

Keep Them Updated

Your girlfriends always want to know what’s going on in your life. Don’t keep them in the dark about the details of your relationship. Remember that they want to be involved. Ask for advice and share your concerns. They want to help you, so let them. At the same time, you don’t need to share every dirty detail about your relationship. If you are having some issues with your guy, give them the short version. If you dish to them about every word that was said in your last fight, you run the risk that they’ll have negative feelings about your boyfriend that they won’t soon forget. You and he might kiss and make up, but your girlfriends might not forgive him. Know where to draw the line while still letting your girlfriends be there for you. Also be sure to share the good things about your relationship without gloating.

Introduce Them To Your Guy

The best way to make your friendships and relationships work is to combine your two worlds. Suggest a simple, relaxed get-together with your closest friends and your guy (maybe a game night?). You should want the most important people in your life to get to know each other. You also want them to like each other, so make sure you don’t cause any unnecessary drama between your friends and your significant other.

Just remember that you never want to neglect your friends for a guy. He can be an important part of your life, but keep your friends important as well. Don’t hurt them by ditching out on girl’s night plans to hang out with him. As long as you’re able to maintain a balance between your friendships and relationship, everything should run smoothly. Don’t be that girl who completely forgets about her friends when a new boyfriend comes along, even though the great part about friends is that they’ll probably still love you no matter what.

 






About the Author

Elizabeth Monsoor
Elizabeth Monsoor is currently working on her Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington. While Elizabeth pursues a career in dance, she has rediscovered her love for writing. When she is not in class or at rehearsals, Elizabeth enjoys actively commenting on episodes of reality television and tweeting her observations on relationships several times a day. She has an “eyes wide open” approach to dating, acting as an unofficial advisor and commentator on her friends’ relationships. Elizabeth hopes that her opinions on relationships and her love of sarcasm both entertain and inspire her readers.