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How would you deal with a close friend like this - March 24th 2016, 11:00 AM

One that has recently got a girlfriend and now doesn't go out and see his mates anymore and always claims to be busy?
   
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Re: How would you deal with a close friend like this - March 24th 2016, 04:49 PM

We have a friend like that too. What sometimes works is to invite his girlfriend as well, because they are only available as a package.
You could also try to tell him, that your happy for him but that you miss his company and that you would like for him to spent some time with you as well.
If that doesn't work, sometimes it gets better over time. Like at the start of a relationship people are crazy over each other and sometimes neglect their friends, but after a few day/weeks, they start to hang out again.


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Re: How would you deal with a close friend like this - March 25th 2016, 11:15 PM

I agree with what has already been said.

You could always invite your friend with his girlfriend and all of your other friends so you can be together, though you might not get the quality time you're looking for if his girlfriend comes along with him. You could consider trying to schedule something every week or every other week, whether you and your friends go out to eat, or hang out somewhere. Almost like a guys night out.

I definitely think that people can almost be inseparable in the beginning of a relationship and that might wear off within a few weeks. Things might begin to improve on their own with a little bit of waiting.


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