I’ve been in a relationship for the last two years and to be honest this is really my first one. I’m almost 30 and I’ve tried my best to take the best examples from other people that I’ve seen when working on my own. I have a friend that has literally decided to put her man before everyone else… her friends and her family especially. As much as I love my man, I don’t even think I can see putting him in front of my family and my closest friends. I don’t think he’d ever give me that choice and I feel like I’d hate to be in that situation, but if it came down to it, I can’t help but wonder, when does it get to the point that you put your relationship before your family and friends? Watching my friends do that and their friendships and relationships with their families fall apart has been horrible to see and I’ve always felt like your family and friends remain constant when in days like today, relationships don’t. Everybody doesn’t get married – just because they don’t – but I feel like even lengthy relationships become as serious as marriage and the choice to separate the two may come. I know it’s long but I really just want to know when or why you would ever put a relationship before your family and close friends?
ShakeUp Letter 10/5: My Man Before My Family?
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