When Your Partner Doesn’t Like Your Friends’ Partners

March 14, 2018  |  
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Why is it so difficult to find couple friends that you and your partner have great chemistry with? Any couple who has been together for a while knows that finding another couple with whom, when you spend time with them, everyone feels like they are winning, is like finding a unicorn. For the most part, every time another couple invites you and your honey out to dinner (or worse, on a vacation) you find yourselves arguing because one of you would love to go, but the other would be making a major sacrifice. When you’re in a serious relationship, your partner is first tasked with becoming friends with your friends. That, typically, is doable. But then he’s faced with a second step: becoming friends with those friends’ partners. That’s a leap some people cannot make. Here’s what it’s like when your partner doesn’t like your friends’ partners.

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You have to make a lot of excuses

You often find yourself having to explain to your friends, when several couples go to dinner and you show up stag, why your partner isn’t there. You’ve become an expert at making excuses for him.

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