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Relationships – when your friends don't like your partner!

Relationships – when your friends don't like your partner! When your friends or relatives don't like the person you have chosen to with, what do you do? Well, first of all, you are not alone! Many of us have been through the same experience. And many of us we have found ourselves not liking the partners that our friends have chosen. So what can you do? Most important, you need to know why! Don't just respond by dismissing your friends' concerns. Try to find out what it is about your partner that bothers them. Are they feeling left out and neglected? Are they afraid that your relationship with your partner will have a big effect on your relationship you have with them? Are they feeling feeling confused and neglected, because you are making much less time for them. If they are alone, or in an unhappy relationship, is your happiness with your partner painful for them to bear. You won't know until you talk to them. But you do nee

Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend

Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend Two friends (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Boyfriends, work, kids, life crises, cultural gaps— there are all kinds of reasons why female friendships end. Sometimes the reasons can be quite strange and very confusing. Whatever the cause, you can be left devastated and asking yourself lots of difficult questions. Was someone to blame? Was the friendship worth fighting for? How can I avoid this happening again? The saddest thing is that women going through this often have no one to confide in. Losing a husband or lover usually means there is lots of sympathy around. But broken friendships don't touch the same chords and it can make other friends feel uncomfortable – is the same thing going to happen between you and them? Irene Levine is a journalist and psychologist. In her book, Best Friends, s he offers compassionate advice on how to find your way through the issues and she offers suggestions on when to save a r