Friendship after Marriage
October 21, 2009 10:25 AM Subscribe
I keep noting a familiar pattern among my friends who "settle down" - either in marriage or a long-term relationship. They inevitably seem to cut themselves off from their friends and refuse to leave the house, even on weekends. Job situations remain a stable variable from their earlier, more social lives - the only thing that changes is the seriousness of the relationship. Kids being a time commitment (and source of exhaustion) I understand - but many if not most of the couples I'm describing do not have children.
Is this "normal"? Or is it dysfunctional? What causes it, do you think?
posted by macross city flaneur to human relations (82 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite