You know how the story goes. Boy meets girl. Girl gets mixed signals; boy has to figure out what he wants. First date is perfection and they fall in love or a disaster and they fall in love. Eventually, something works out and they live happily ever after.
But what about the part where they have to meet your friends? What if something does not click right away and it’s awkward?
I was the friend it did not click well with right away. Never in a million years did I think this would happen to my best friend’s significant other and me, but it did. The most important thing is to not panic and realize this very important thing: get to know your friend’s significant other, even if it’s for the benefit of your friendship.
There can be an uncomfortable feeling for a while when a new boyfriend or girlfriend comes into your friend’s life, but a great lesson I have learned over the past year is to invest in the people who are loved by those you love.
It took me a while to get comfortable around him, especially because it was not an easy-flowing relationship between the three of us from the beginning. It mattered to me though because I knew my best friend was happy and I wanted to know the relationship that was making her want to give up her single life.
There was a time where it was awkward, but I cared enough about my relationship with my friend to make my concerns known to her and trusted her enough to make her own educated opinion about the situation.
Once I did that, I allowed her to show me why I may be seeing this person in the wrong light. I knew the best thing I could do to show my friend I loved her at that time was to show I was interested in getting to know this person who was growing to become such a large part of her life.