What To Do If Your Friends Cant Stand Your Girlfriend

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What to Do If Your Friends Can’t Stand Your Girlfriend

David Wygant

Written by: David Wygant

David Wygant

David Wygant is an internationally-renowned dating and relationship coach, author and speaker. To find out more about David and all of his dating and relationship-building products, visit www.davidwygant.com.

Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

Lillian Guevara-Castro brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to ensure DatingAdvice articles have been edited for overall clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement. She has worked at The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Gwinnett Daily News, and The Gainesville Sun covering lifestyle topics.

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You’ve started dating a new girl. She’s everything you want in a woman. She’s sexy. She’s funny. You can talk for hours, and you have an incredible time together.

There’s just one problem:

Your friends don’t like her at all

They describe her in ways you don’t understand. They see something in her you don’t see. For one reason or another, your friends don’t approve of the relationship one bit.

They don’t like it when you bring her to hang out. They feel like she doesn’t want to get to know them. They come up with a bundle of reasons they don’t like her.

So what’s a guy to do when his friends don’t approve of his new girlfriend?

It’s really simple:

You be a man

Just like Really, Really Big Man, you should make your own decisions. A man decides what he wants from life. A man makes the decisions about who he dates and who he spends time with.

Are you really going to let your friends tell you what women you can see and what ones you can’t? Are you a man or a child?

Personally I could care less what my friends think about the women I date because I live life by my own rules.

When you live life by your own rules, you don’t let what other people think affect your decisions.

In a perfect world, your friends would love your girlfriend and they’d all get along and be great buddies. In a perfect world, you’d all be able to hang out together with no problems. Sadly we don’t live in a perfect world.

You aren’t 9 years old anymore

This isn’t “The Little Rascals.” The time you spend with your friends should be the time you spend with your friends and nobody else.

And the time you spend with your girlfriend should be the time you spend with your girlfriend and nobody else. These are two separate worlds.

Tell your friends they’re overreacting and you don’t intend to give up on this woman. Let them know you value their friendship and they’re opinion, but you make the decisions about who you date.

It’s crazy to let other people dictate to you how you live your life, even if those people are your friends.

One thing I’ve learned in my life is friends give the worst dating advice. They have an interest in what happens to you, so any advice they give isn’t impartial.

When it comes down to women, hold your ground, guys. Date whoever you want, and don’t worry about what your friends think. If they’re true friends, they’d give you their blessings and let you get on with it.

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