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My friend and I have been “the last singles standing” for a while now, but she just started dating someone. Honestly, I am feeling a little jealous now. How do I keep hanging out with her without becoming the “crazy, jealous friend”?
I have a couple (couple = 4…?) options for you:
Option 1: Tell the new boyfriend that you will be attending every date and that he is required to bring one (new) (single) friend each time. Remember: it’s not too much to ask someone else to solve the problem of your love life.*
Option 2: Suppress it and start denying the very thing you want. Say things like, “I didn’t really want to get married any way.”
Option 3: Be bitter, super sensitive and stop going to any and all bridal showers, etc.
Option 4: Choose to follow Scripture and rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn because God wants to know the desires of your heart. Marriage may or may not happen for you. You can allow yourself to mourn that possibility, but if you let jealousy consume you, it will permeate your spirit–and that ain’t attractive to anyone.
As your friend rejoices, I challenge you to choose to be joyful for her and the feelings will eventually follow.
From my sing-along-loving-heart**,
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