Back Up Off of Me: 6 Times You Should Take Time Apart

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When your friends are mad at you

Don’t be one of those people who check their partner’s schedule before ever saying yes to a drink invite from a friend. Your friends will begin to feel neglected and even like they were just used as company while you were single and searching for a partner. If your friends make this complaint, suck it up, admit you’ve been wrong, and take a hiatus from your man for a few days to take a girls weekend or make the rounds, getting drinks with everyone. Don’t even let the sentence, “I have to get back to my boyfriend,” or even “Hang on—I have to call my boyfriend” come up. Be fully present for your friends. Let your partner know you’re going to be slightly MIA for a few days. If you lose your friendships, it will negatively affect your relationship.

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