I watch a lot of TV, which is where I get the inspiration for many of my Datingish posts? Today's post is inspired by one of my favorite sitcoms of all time, How I Met Your Mother
Marshall and Lily have just gotten engaged. In "The Duel," (Season 1, Episode 8), Lily realizes that she's been evicted from her apartment, and moves in with Marshall and his roommate/best-friend Ted. Ted, nervous that Lily and Marshall are edging him out of the apartment, starts acting passive-aggressively. Long story short, Ted and Marshall end up getting into a duel and accidentally stabbing Lily in the shoulder.
Chances are you've never accidentally stabbed someone you know, although if you have I'd love to hear about it. Having issues with a friend's S/O, however, is a whole different story.
It's always awkward when you dislike your friend's S/O. It's one thing if the S/O is bad for your friend - for example, cheating on them and you find out. In that case, interfere away.
But a lot of the times, the S/O and your friend are great together. It's just the S/O you're not a fan of. Maybe, like Ted, you're jealous. Or maybe it's something else.
If this is the case, I advocate the "If you're happy, I'm happy" philosophy. Stay civil and try to hang out with only your own friend. You can hope they break up all you want, but for the love of god, don't tell them!
And if you're the one with the friend that hates S/O? Just because they don't love each other doesn't mean they don't love (or at least really like) you. And if your relationship, your friendship, or both fizzle out for this reason, you need new friends. And a new relationship.Have you ever had this problem? How did you deal with it?
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