The Jealous Single Friend

If you were recently married, you may still have some single friends that you are fairly close to. There is of course, nothing wrong with that, but sometimes the single friend can be trouble. You may find that your friend is jealous of your marriage. It may be that the person is jealous that you are married and he or she is not, or it may be that your friend is jealous of all the time you spend with your spouse.

Either way, don’t let the jealous single friend create problems between you and your mate. You can, and should, still go out with your friends sometimes, just be careful not to do anything that gives your spouse suspicions. For example, you probably don’t want to be hanging out in the club that your ex frequents, especially without your spouse. Making your husband or wife doubtful, suspicious, or jealous is not good for your relationship.

Your friend may also talk ugly about your spouse at times. If you get the least bit frustrated and complain, your friend is likely to not only agree, but exaggerate your mate’s fault’s as well. Don’t fall into the trap of seeing your spouse through an envious acquaintance’s eyes.

It’s also not a good idea to share too much private information with this kind of person. It has a way of coming back to bite you. The pal might actually use it against you to get you and your spouse into an argument. It’s been done. Then, your pal will undoubtedly say, “Let’s get out of here.” You’ll most likely regret it.

Again, there’s nothing wrong with maintaining friendships with single people after you get married. You just have to make sure you know which ones are your real friends.

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