Relationships can be lonely.
What? It’s true.
And while I don’t regret even the tiniest bit of every single second I’ve spent in this one, it does tug my heartstrings that I may no longer be the girl who makes her friends No. 1. There’s someone else occupying the No. 1 speed dial on my cell phone.
Browsing Facebook and Instagram these days, some of my friends’ happier posts about hanging out together give me a twinge.
A little guilt, for not having that spontaneous free time, and a little sadness that I made that choice.
Though to be completely honest, even if I weren’t in a relationship I’d still be pretty darn busy. I’ve always been that way. I go to things, I join clubs, I participate… but I still have free time and these days I give most of it to the same person.
When you’re a gal who always put priority on friendships, it’s tough to hear, “Well, you’re in a relationship…” as the reason you didn’t get invited. It’s normal, right, to figure your friends assume you’re busy (totally legit if you’ve seen my calendar) but it’s difficult to hear it wasn’t that they think you’re busy. It’s because you’re in a happy relationship. And single girls want to hang out with other single girls.
And that’s totally legit. I get it.
I guess I need more ‘couple friends.’