Is It Ok If You Partner Doesn’t Like Your Friends?

It would be great to know your significant other would instantly love your friends as much as you do, but that’s not how life works. So is it bad if your partner doesn’t like your friends? Relationship and etiquette expert April Masini says this actually might not be such a bad thing. She explains, “Sometimes it takes an outsider to put a second set of eyes on a situation that you’re too close to see clearly, and help you see what’s really going on. If you have a partner who has your best interests in mind, and your friends are passive aggressive, abusive, or not kind, your partner not liking these friends may be a way for you to reassess them yourself.” Also, sometimes the friction between your partner and friends comes from jealousy—your friends miss seeing you as much, and your partner picks up on those feelings—which causes tension. Masini says this signifies that you have some work and transitioning to do with your relationships. If your partner doesn’t like your friends because they disapprove of him or her, it might be time to consider what your friends see in that person. If the issue bothers you, though, you could try telling your friends and partner (separately) that you see the disconnect, and give them a chance to make changes. (Elite Daily