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You hear it all the time: “We barely see her since she got married” or “She’s too busy playing wifey to come.” Is it true, when single people talk about their married friends like this? Is it fair? It’s a little true and it’s a little fair—but only a little. People like to think that a relationship wouldn’t change much after marriage, especially if the couple had been together and had been living together for a long time before tying the knot. But the truth is that, you make some vows when you get married. And living up to those vows does set off a series of changes—changes that can affect your friendships. Here is why you drift from your single friends after you get married.

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You’re more obligated to his family

There was a time when it was nice if you went home with your boyfriend for major holidays, but it wasn’t expected. If you wanted, you could hang back, and have a Friendsgiving. Now that you’re married, his family will take it as a personal offense—as some statement you’re trying to make about your relationship with them—if you don’t show up for the holidays. And that means less free time to spend with friends.


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