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relationships 'I was so excited to tell my best friend I'm engaged. Her reaction infuriated me.'

19:42  26 october  2017
19:42  26 october  2017 Source:   mamamia.com.au

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Her reaction infuriated me .' : The One Skill Every Cook Must Master Mastering this skill is the line between GOOD cook How do I tell my best friend I ' m in love with her ? I feel like I ' m wasting my time when I ' m reading.

Since I wasn't romantically attracted to any of them, my reaction was : Thanked them for telling me this. Expressed my feeling towards them: I viewed them I love a girl very much but she doesn't want to accept me as her boyfriend. She wants me as her best friend , but that is difficult for me . Wha

Bridesmaid applying makeup on bride. © Rick Gomez/Blend Images/Getty Images Bridesmaid applying makeup on bride. A 26-year-old woman has approached the Internet to ask whether or not it’s time to end one of her longest friendships.

The woman, who has not identified herself but we will refer to as ‘Sally’, posted to the thread Reddit Relationships; “I’m kinda done with this relationship but wanted to check if I’m out of line first.”

“I’ve been friends with Laura for fifteen years now,” she explained.

The pair went to high school and university together, and now live in the same suburb.

“Basically, we were single for a while together but after about a year of working my new job, I met a boy and we fell in love. Yesterday, after three years of dating, he asked me to marry him!

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Instead, maybe think, “Why am I , specifically, excited to marry my partner, specifically?” You consider them a best friend . We know you like your partner—you’re marrying them! Just tell us you’re happy in your own goddang voice and trust that that is enough.

Should I tell my best friend I love her ? She once told me “What could be better than falling in love with your best friend ?” I am kidding, just to know your reaction . Go and sleep buddy. Good night sleep well .

“I was so excited so of course I went to tell Laura right away, and so I texted her a pic of my hand with the ring.

“She sent back: ‘That’s cool. Relationships are trash.'”

Sally was very much taken aback.

“She can definitely be rude, especially when someone else shares news that she doesn’t have (like when I got my job she was still unemployed and told me that my job was a c----y temp one anyway (it wasn’t temp at all), but when she got HER job we had to have a big party to celebrate “the start of her career!”)

“Anyway, I’m thinking of pretty much ghosting her after this. I don’t have very many friends so for my best friend to c--p on my special day made me really angry and sad,” Sally concluded.

Ah… yep.

Angry and sad seems like a completely valid response to your friend trivialising your engagement.

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" I ' M ENGAGED !" I ’d only found out that Rebecca* even had a boyfriend two weeks earlier. I was shocked when I got her e-mail, but most of all You used to always tell me I was one of your best friends but now you don't answer my texts.

She turned excited eyes to her father. The excited faces of the soldiers were blackened with it. You seem excited about it. How can we not be excited about the possibilities this offers? When I heard he was your father, I was so excited that I finally had a father-in-law that I could talk to.

Some relationships are inherently competitive, even if one party does not realise it’s a competition. And in such cases, the friendship is toxic for both people involved.

It hardly needs to be said that Laura is feeling pretty awful about being single herself, which is an emotion she is entitled to feel. Maybe she expected to be getting engaged at this age, or is feeling particularly lonely at the moment.

However.

This is where Laura needs to practice some discipline.

The polite response would be, “Congratulations! I’m so happy for you!”

It was a text message, meaning that one can entirely fake their emotions. It would have taken no more than six words for Laura to put one of her best friends before herself. But the message she sent was purposeful, and intended to – just for a moment – detract from Sally’s joy.

This says everything about Laura, and nothing about Sally.

It can be really hard when the people around you are hitting what you perceive to be ‘milestones’ and experiencing success after success. The same might happen if a friend falls pregnant, and you’ve just suffered a miscarriage. Or you’ve just been dumped, and you have to be Maid of Honour at your sister’s wedding. That’s rough. But when it comes to the ebs and flows of life, it’s also inevitable.

Sally would be doing herself and Laura a favour by stepping back and creating some distance. It doesn’t mean the friendship has to be over forever, but clearly they are not complementing each other well at this particular life stage.

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