Is this a normal thing when friends get a girlfriend?
October 3, 2013 8:42 PM Subscribe
I have a guy friend i've known since 1st grade (we're both 26), we went to school together all the way through high school. We had a kind of mutual unspoken, understanding/agreement over the years that we were friends, but we just didn't see each other often around school after a certain grade to be really good friends. Last year, we started talking a lot more on a pretty regular basis (about every day/night).
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Then at some point he got a girlfriend, i've never met her i only know this because of facebook and he sort of mentioned her once. I was listening to disney soundtracks and he goes oh my girlfriend likes those, then that was it. We text each other pretty regularly, it's usually him doing the texting but i'll text him every once in awhile too. Usually once a month, once a week to several times a week just depends.
I love that he hasn't just flat out stopped talking to me after he got a girlfriend like guy friends i've had in the past, but i'm a little confused as to why he hangs out with his other friends/female pals but not me. He asked me once, we made plans but they never happened for some reason. The same thing happened with a guy that used to be my best friend, once he got a girlfriend he'd make plans with me then he'd never follow up on them and i don't understand why.
I could make guesses, but i was hoping someone on here may have had a similar experience over the years.
Does anyone know why a guy would do this?