Dear Chatty Kathy,
My friends say that my boyfriend and I spend too much time together, and that I never hang out with them anymore. We’re happy and are in love, and we enjoy each other’s company. What is wrong with spending time together? Are they just jealous?
-Hating the Haters
There is nothing wrong with spending time with your boyfriend. You’re free to do whatever you want. The problem is spending time only with your boyfriend. If your friends have told you this, then you probably do. They’re most definitely not jealous – they just miss you, and they’re feeling neglected. Remember, they were your friends before you got into a relationship. It’s not cool to drop them just because you’re with someone else now. If there’s one thing people in high school relationships need to learn, it’s that your relationship should not be the most important thing in your life. You need to find a balance between your boyfriend, your friends, your family, and other significant people in your life! If the roles were reversed, and your friend ditched you for her boyfriend, how would you feel?