If My Best Friend Has a Girlfriend, How Do I Get Our Friendship Back?

November 16, 2012
If My Best Friend Has a Girlfriend, How Do I Get Our Friendship Back?

When people are in the beginning stages of a relationship, it’s not uncommon to ignore or reduce communication with friends. After all, you’re falling in love, you feel like you can conquer the world, and there is nobody else on the planet you’d rather spend your time with.

So ladies, what if you’ve had the same best friend (who happens to be a guy) since third grade and now that he’s found a girlfriend, he’s stopped calling, texting, emailing and Facebooking you?

I suggest you send him a text saying how happy you are that he’s found someone but you really miss him and would love to catch up.

If he still doesn’t respond, send him a short text or leave a voice mail every few days just to let him know you’re thinking about him. If weeks to a month go by and you still haven’t heard from him, then it’s time for an intervention.

Unfortunately, the new girlfriend might not be on board with her beau hanging out with other women. You’ll have to talk to your best friend and let him know it’s not cool for his girlfriend to dictate who he hangs out with. If she’s controlling his friendships, what’s next?

Kara Pound is an award-winning journalist based in St. Augustine, Fla. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Flagler College. Her work has been published in INKED, Natural Awakenings, Design Aglow, Memphis Flyer, Jacksonville Magazine, E/Environmental Magazine and dozens more. Check out some of Kara's work at karapound.com. Connect with her on Google+.

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3 Responses

    i dont understand woman who say they have guys who are best friends or they dont have lot female friends.

    I wouldn’t want to have to call my supposed best friend a couple times a month just to get his attention. I would assume his current gf is the reason we aren’t speaking bc I know my friend better enough to know if it’s even worth a second phone call or not.

      C. Price
      Cynthia Price (DatingAdvice.com)

      I see what you mean pseudogf, you probably know your best friend enough to know where the boundaries are as far as calling and texting!

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