The Odd Couple Out
What happens when your single friends give you the boot?
That’s what happened to me when I started dating my now-husband. I had a wonderful group of single Christian friends. We’d meet multiple times a week. Life as a single was moving along just grand.
Then it happened. After months of circling around each other, we finally made it official. The guy I’d been crushing on was finally mine. Score! I expected my friends to be excited and supportive. Imagine my surprise when friendships began to morph once I descended from my initial boyfriend high.
The pseudo-shunning started subtly enough. I learned of group outings I wasn’t invited to. Then friends became less available for coffee dates and dinners. When confronted, I got excuses like “so-and-so was supposed to tell you,” and “I just have a lot on my plate right now,” or “well, we just assumed you were busy with other things.” “Other things” — that is, my boyfriend — had apparently turned me into a social leper.
I was in no way prepared for this . . .
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