It’s a Follow Up Friday! That’s when we touch base with our panelists and see how YOUR advice helped!
My boyfriend has a friend who seems to hate the fact I’m his girlfriend now. The first time I met this guy I think he thought I was just a hook up- because we hung out at the bar and he didn’t say anything.
The last couple times I’ve hung out with my boyfriend’s friends though- he’s said things like “Oh, YOU’RE here”, or has completely ignored me, or has made it clear he’s unhappy that a girl is out with the ‘boys’, or said some rude comment about couples in general.
I guess my boyfriend is the only one in his group that has a girlfriend- but the rest of his friends have no problem with me! My boyfriend knows about this and said he seems to have an issue with people in relationships in general. I told him I’m determined to change his friends mind.
How do I show this ‘bro’ that having a girlfriend ISN’T A BAD THING?!
Bro problems, Cambridge
Where are they now?
A lot of you told me to just ignore him and not care what some dbag thinks. And I ignored your advice at first. I still tried to impress him by trying to be the cool girl and THEN I came to my senses- I stopped caring what he thought completely.
Ironically enough none of this even matters now- because now HE has a girlfriend and NONE of my boyfriend’s friends EVER see him. Isn’t that ironic? I haven’t even met her! I think I’m going to chalk all of this up to jealousy.
My husband is being a Scrooge and refusing to let me decorate our house for Christmas yet, even though I feel like this is an appropriate time to start. He says Christmas can ‘start’ on December 1st, and that it doesn’t need to be 5 weeks long.
I have always LOVED Christmas and my family made it a fun and exciting holiday growing up, so I see no reason to not decorate and get into the holiday spirit now- especially with all of the ‘bad’ going on in the world these days! To top it off, this is our child’s first Christmas and I’m excited to see him enjoy it too.
I’m fine with the lights not being turned on until December 1st to save on the Hydro bill, but I think it’s time for some garland and decorations to go up! Am I being unreasonable?!
Where are they now?
I did put out some decorations this week, starting on Monday!
I tried to make him think I had completely decorated the whole house by over-the-top decorating the door he uses to come in after work (so that was the first thing he saw coming home!).
Safe to say he was a bit worried when he saw that! I also put out a couple things around the house that day, and his response was ‘This is it until December first then!’.
I told him I would be doing a bit each day this week, and that’s what I did! He hasn’t said anything about it since! Full blown Christmas has definitely not hit our house yet, but it’s starting to feel like it’s coming and we’re (I’m!) getting into the spirit a bit!
Thanks again for your help!