Monday, 09 February 2009
In the past seven months of our relationship, I have noticed that my boyfriend tends to forget to introduce me to old friends of his that we run into, or even current friends of his that we run into. This doesn't happen all the time, but several times, he has forgotten to introduce me and I end up just standing there like a statue while he chitchats with the person.
And when all is said and done, it was as if I was just an accessory attached to his hand. I mean, I may just be blowing this out of proportion, but I would hope that I'm important enough to him such that he would introduce me as his girlfriend if need be. I'll give you several scenarios of when this occurred.
We were at the mall once and we ran into an old friend of his from high school who worked in the store we were in. They were conversating while we were browsing in the store and after about fifteen minutes, he finally said "this is ----" but he did not give my title as "girlfriend," nor did he say "friend". Then after another ten minutes of shopping in that very same store, after seeing my boyfriend hold my hand, the old friend said, "Oh, is she your girlfriend? Why didn't you say anything?"
Another time we went on a double date and we ran into another old friend of his from high school who worked at the restaurant where we were having dinner. They didn't chitchat for too long - maybe only five minutes - but he forgot yet again to introduce me. I excused this because we did have another couple with us and maybe it would have been too much of a hassle to introduce us all.
The other night, we went to a party and while we were in line for the bathroom, this girl introduced herself to him. He introduced himself back. She did not introduce herself to me but instead flirted and made small talk with him. I feel like having our hands laced together should have stopped this girl in her tracks, but maybe an introduction would have been more effective.
Does it bother you if your SO doesn't introduce you to people? Am I overreacting?