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My Friend Has A Girlfriend: Can We Still Be Friends?

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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

Me and my best friend (guy) have been best friends for 3 years, and we went out for 3 months about 2½ months ago. And things were fine, we went back to being best friends again, but now my friend has a girlfriendand I'm not so much jealous, but he's been ignoring me a lot. And it's like we're not even friends anymore. I understand that my friend has a girlfriend now, but I don't know what to do. I mean he says I'm his best friend by far, but he's being real distant, and he's spending almost all his free time with her. I've tried talking to him about this, but he doesn't understand what he's doing. I don't know what to do, should I stay "his friend"?

Katina

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Dear Katina,

He's got new interests and obligations, and realistically he doesn't have as much time for you. You do remain friends with a person you feel shares your friendship. Take this time to develop yourself, instead of worrying about how your relationship has changed.

This may be difficult to hear, but if he has a new girlfriend he has moved on. This happens. You need to let him go. Letting him go will free you up to move in new directions.

Getting involved in a new activity you enjoy is a great way to meet others who share your interests. You will also have fun and get to know others while you are working towards a common goal.

Take care of yourself,

Your BeingGirl Experts

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CookieDough224
CookieDough224
Posted May 30, 2012
My best friend had a girlfriend too (his girlfriend was also my BFF) and they were playing truth or dare and he dared her to kiss him on the lips and they were only 10! It was disgusting and they did it right in front of me. I was jealous for the longest time. They broke up after 6 months though. We are all friends now, we are 13 and we are actually going to the beach together today! Yippee!
wildcatbball
wildcatbball
Posted April 14, 2012
OMG!!!! I have gone through almost the same thing! I let him move on. If he misses u, he will come back to u!
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