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

Kara Pound

Written by: Kara Pound

Kara Pound

Kara Pound is an award-winning journalist based in St. Augustine, Florida. She holds a bachelor's degree 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.

Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

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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?

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