So, you’re seeing someone and it’s getting serious. Now seems like as good a time as any to introduce them to your mates and see how it goes, right? For a lot of people, how their friends feel about their new partner can be a dealbreaker (you can use CLiKD to find out what will be a dealbreaker with a potential partner). Sometimes they can see things that we can’t etc. We all hope that whoever we’re seeing gets along with our friends, but what happens if they don’t? What happens if your best friend just cannot stand your partner? How will you ever know… Here are 4 signs that your friend doesn’t like your partner…
True, your partner doesn’t need to go to everything with you, but if your friend goes out of their way to exclude them from all social events, there’s a huge chance your friend doesn’t like your partner. Better yet, if they avoid interacting with your partner at all when they cross paths socially, that’s also a big sign.
In fact, if they’re constantly trying to show you
that there are ‘better’ options out there, then it’s
likely your friend doesn’t like your partner…
While you’ve moved on from your ex, your friend constantly talks about how good you and your ex were together. If you mention your current partner to them, they can’t help making comparisons to your ex and how much better they were. In fact, if they’re constantly trying to show you that there are ‘better’ options out there, then it’s likely your friend doesn’t like your partner…
If they really, really seem to enjoy any chance to bitch about your partner or they always assume the worst in any story you tell about your partner, that’s definitely a red flag. In fact, when they even have some additional negatives to add, it’s likely that they’ve been keeping their views on your partner pent up for a while.
Either way, a friend likely wouldn’t come out
and just say they hate your partner, unless they
were just genuinely concerned for you.
Lastly, if your friend doesn’t like your partner, that might just be honest about it. Maybe you asked them outright or they’re genuinely just worried because they’ve noticed some unhealthy patterns in your relationship. Either way, a friend likely wouldn’t come out and just say they hate your partner, unless they were just genuinely concerned for you. So, bear that in mind.
So, there you have it! 4 signs that your friend doesn’t like your partner. If you think that this might be the case, try talking to your friend about it. Maybe they just haven’t gotten to know the partner well enough or they’ve misinterpreted their behaviour. For example, your partner could just be shy, but your friends have seen it as them being aloof and not making any effort with them. Communication is key in these cases!