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I’ve recently gotten married. I love being married, but now my single friends are leaving me out. My best friend, for example, no longer calls when she goes camping or to a concert.
I know I can’t go out as much as my “free-wheeling” single friends, as I’m balancing school and my husband, but I don’t want to feel like there’s this divide growing between us.
What do I do with these emotions? How do I create a balance and transition into this new season of married life?
As we talk about in the video, communication is key in a friendship where one person is married and the other is a “free-wheeling” single. It’s so important to tell each other what you need, and to remember that seasons and transitions come with gains and losses.
You both should be intentional, but you can only be responsible for your initiation with her.
Invite your single friends over to dinner with you and your new hubby. Make sure your friends know that, even if you can’t always attend, being invited to free-wheeling camping trips makes you feel included and loved.
Since everything’s better with my gal, Stephanie, we thought we’d answer this Ask Joy together.
Annnnd the Twitter #AskJoy question of “What do Unicorns Eat?” is your special bonus answer at the end. You’re welcome.
How have you practiced intentional friendship throughout changing seasons?
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