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When your best friend is dating someone you hate

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You sit on your bed alone on a Saturday night, endlessly bored and way too single. Just a few weeks ago, your best friend and you were spending the weekend binging your latest Netflix hang-up.

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It will help you determine whether your dislike is warranted. You should always look out for your best friend.

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Additionally, maybe you simply feel jealous. Who knows, you might be double-dating with your BFF soon enough! Plan some time to hang out with them either alone or with a group of friends. Jasbina Ahluwalia gives you a great idea to approach a mutual understanding. Your kind gesture creates cognitive dissonance—which your mind might try to resolve by finding reasons to like him.

They might actually be a great person for your best friend. Maybe her eyes sparkle when she sees a text from her SO, or you see her light up when her SO comes into view. It might save her a lot of heartbreak in the future. While you want to give your friend some space, be careful not to let your friendship fizzle out.

Smith, president of Mannersmith Etiquette Consultinggives you tips on how to maintain contact during this tricky situation. Second, never make her feel like she needs to choose between you and her SO.

Make sure she knows that even though you are not spending as much time together, you are always there for her. It can be hard to make a friendship work when a new SO comes into the mix, but make an effort to reach out to your friend and things will be all right. Everyone needs time away from When your best friend is dating someone you hate SO, even your seemingly-obsessed best friend.

Shereen is currently a junior at Florida Atlantic University, majoring in Neuroscience with a minor in Literature. When she's not scribbling away in a notebook, you can find her obsessively playing videogames, procrastinating for her physics final or staying up till 4 AM for no reason whatsoever.

Skip to main content. You may feel slighted by what you perceive to be rude or disrespectful behavior towards you by their SO. You may disapprove of the relationship itself for some reason. You may feel left out or envious. You might not have an SO yourself, and wish you did.

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