Friday, June 24, 2011

Singles and Married - how to make it work

A recently married friend of mine and I were talking last week about the challenge when 1 single gal in a group of singles starts dating and then gets married. More often than not, the newly dating gal drops off the face of the earth and the relationship with her single friends is never the same. It's hard for me to admit, but when a women gets married, her single gal friends shouldn't be her priority anymore! However, there is most definitely a feeling of being left behind. Even if we are really happy for our friend in the relationship, we miss her! So....single people and married people....balance is obviously key, but what does that actually look like in real life? A wife needs to be devoted to her husband first, but it doesn't mean she doesn't need female relationships, even with us single gals!

What recommendations do you have for single women who feel left behind? What recommendations do you have for married women on how they can still maintain friendships outside of marriage?

Single gals: What do you wish married women knew/remembered about what it's like to be singe?
Married women: What do you wish single women knew about what it's like to be married?