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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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But I can tell you this…hearing my friends were getting married was always the best news I could ever hear. Dont hold back… tell her , she will be happy When I talk to my friend about her wedding plans, I ’ m genuinely excited for her . My only real concern is about not fumbling in my role as a bridesmaid.

She was infuriated that I could not accommodate her and was making her pay money to stay in a hotel when she already had to buy a plane ticket. I had a friend whom when I told her we were engaged , announced, "Oh, good . I told her I was excited to see her as well .

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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“Huh, thanks, I ’ll think about it.“ Get ready for an aggrieved “ Well , I was just trying to help” response, to which you can say: “ I know you are excited and looking for If you’re treating a conversation with your friend as point-scoring for bad behaviour on her part, you’re… not exactly engaging with her , are you?

Is it worth telling my best friend , who just got engaged , that I ' m secretly in love with her ? My best friend , who I 've known for almost ten years and had at least a mild crush on for that entire time, just told me tonight that she was engaged .

“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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Since the girl I liked was her best friend , I treaded lightly. I asked. “Hit me ,” she responded. “What was your (personal) reaction when I showed up at the ice cream place?” She told me that the friend was the one who told her to ask for my number, which only made her — and now the both of us

I ' m a female and my best friend is a male. You tell me he's been touching your body more and more, but you didn't say anything about if that's something you want and have been enjoying. We can certainly feel anxious when we ' re excited about something, and even a bit fearful just because we are

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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