Dating my bestfriend
“It’s frustrating when my friends date people who are not my choice for them in a million years,” says Sarah.
“I have to take a step back and look at what it is that attracts my friend to this person in the first place.
Shortly thereafter, she broke up with her boyfriend.
A few years later, the friend met an incredible man who had all the qualities of her previous boyfriend, including love for God.
We talked with some friends who have experienced this and shared their insights with us. Is the boyfriend or girlfriend a bad influence on your friend? Do you think your friend’s date is a bad influence?
I try to see the positive characteristics and minimize the negative.
Like Ann discovered, it may take a major effort to stay connected with your friend.
Friendships don’t stop simply because one person develops a romantic relationship with someone else.
That includes resisting the urge to talk about what a loser this person is to all of your friends.
Walking on the gossip treadmill won’t get you anywhere.