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How do you strike a balance between friendships and relationships?

AifeAife Community Manager Posts: 2,920 Boards Guru

Hey everyone,

How do you strike a balance between friendships and relationships or does one always come out on top?

Share your thoughts below!

- Aife
Maybe somethings don't get better, but we do. We get stronger. We learn to live with our situations as messy and ugly as they are. We fix what we can and we adapt to what we can't. Maybe some of us will never fully be okay, but at least we're here. We're still trying. We're doing the best we can. That's worth celebrating too ❤


  • independent_independent_ Community Champion Posts: 8,412 Legendary Poster
    I’ve always found it quite easy to balance, I think it’s really important to maintain friendships as well as romantic relationships (there are certain things I’d rather talk to one of my female friends about lol) and find people who abandon all their friends for a partner very strange (and extremely annoying).

    I just arrange times to see my friends as well as dates with my boyfriend (can’t really explain how though lol).
    “Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.”
  • SienaSiena Posts: 15,301 Skive's The Limit
    edited July 2018
    Heya @Aife

    I dont because im not in relationship & barely have any friends so hopefully still okay to answer these sort of questions?

    But can remmeber times when lost friends as soon as they got into relationships. Where they didnt make any effort to spend any time or make plans. Which i think is the most imporant thing. Cause friends are important to keep too. 

    But other than the obvious of making plans with friends ect- im not sure
    “And when they look at you, they won't see everything you've been through. They won't see the **** that turned to scars that began to fade with time. They won't see the heartbreaking things that shook up and changed your entire world. They won't know how many tears you cried or even what it was you were crying about. They won't see how strong you had to be because you had no other choice. What they will see though is how compassionate you are because you experienced pain. What they will see is how kind you are because you experienced how cruel the world is. What they will see is how good you are because you've seen how bad things or people can be. The difference between you and your experiences are who you choose to be, despite everything that could have turned you cold and unkind.You are the good the world needs and the best of us.” ~ Kirsten Corley
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