One formerly close friend of mine dropped out of sight after meeting the love of her life, resurfacing only sporadically to make plans. I didn’t know what was more upsetting -- her lack of communication or her decision to abandon interests that don’t involve her significant other.
I’ve heard enough stories to know this isn’t an isolated phenomenon -- and to feel grateful that I learned the importance of friendship from my beloved mom.
Friends will carry you through triumphs and trials alike, and be there for you when the object of your affections is driving you crazy. It is a support system worth nurturing, whether you’re single or not.
After my above mentioned galpal pulled her disappearing act, I did a gut check with other friends, asking if I’ve ever done the same in the throes of romance. I’m happy to say I haven’t. Because the greatest man in the world could never take the place of a girlfriend. Why would you want him to?