Want a Strong Relationship? 7 Reasons Why Your Boyfriend Should Have His Own Friends ...

Alicia

Believe it or not, the fact that your guy has his own friends is beneficial to your relationship. It may not feel that way when your guy decides to spend time shooting pool or playing video games with his friends instead of spending time with you but it’s true. Having friends outside of your relationship can make it even stronger. Let’s talk about 7 reasons why your boyfriend should have his own friends.

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Every Relationship Needs Room to Breathe

As crazy as you are about each other, you don’t need to be together all the time. It’s good for your guy to get some time with his friends. And actually, it’s important for you to have your own friends, too. This helps you to be a happier person.

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He Needs His Guys

Just like you need your girls, he needs his guys. There are some things that they get about him that you don’t. Your girlfriends are much better equipped to understand your feelings as a girl, right? They understand why you have the emotions you do. On the flip side of that, his guy friends are better equipped to understand him in certain ways and that’s totally okay.

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Time Apart Makes You Appreciate Time Together

Here’s another benefit to your guy spending time with his friends. When you have some time apart, you’ll appreciate your time together even more. The whole “absence makes the heart grow fonder” thing really is true. Give yourselves a chance to miss each other. It can help make your relationship stronger.

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Having Your Own Interests Makes You Interesting

It’s a good idea to have your own interests and hobbies. This includes things that you enjoy with your friends. Having your own thing going makes you interesting to the other person. It’s good to have parts of your life that you don’t share with your boyfriend and he doesn’t share with you. This keeps the mystery alive.

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It Encourages You to Foster Your Own Friendships

Your guy having his own friends and interests can be a good thing for you. It can give you encouragement to make sure you’re keeping up your own friendships. If your guy doesn’t want any time away from you then it can difficult to do that. Be thankful when he wants a night out with the guys and schedule your own night out with the girls. He shouldn’t be the only one that gets to have fun with friends, right?

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They Offer Him Something Unique

As much as you love each other, it’s good to realize that there are things you can’t give the other. You can’t give him male companionship and he can’t give you female companionship. There’s a uniqueness there that you can’t replicate for each other. Appreciate his guy friends for meeting that need for him. Then focus on the romance factor between the two of you that only you can provide.

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Balance is Important

Do you want to know what makes for a long, strong relationship? Balance. Having a well-rounded life where you have a mix of family, friends, romance, school or work, hobbies and more. Balance makes you and your boyfriend happier, healthier people and that’s good for your relationship. The fact that your guy has friends helps him to be his best self.

These are 7 reasons why your boyfriend should have his own friends. Has this been a struggle for you? You’re welcome to share about that here.

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@dominique so true! My boy and I kept having some nonsense issue after spending everyday together

What about him having girl friends?

@Nancy you can always make new friends. This will for sure boost your confidence and make you so much more interesting thus strengthen your relationship :-)

Hm. Well this is a tricky subject for me. Mostly because we have 4 kids, so for years he got to go mountain biking and snowboarding and camping and out for beers. I stayed with the kids who were my number one priority. Then also, nobody invited us out as a family because there were so many of us that it was like a home invasion. Over the years I lost my friends because I was tied to the house so much. Now I feel like I should have gotten a chance to go out too. I was so busy, I forgot about me!

I sympathise with you ! So many of us did the same and realise too late what we unwittingly did. Why not down tools yourself at home when he goes off and get the kids to entertain themselves whilst you spoil yourself a while ? Answering Zanna by the way .

Same her @skylove and @ceeaye201 majority of my friends live in different states. So my main friend is my boyfriend. Guess i got to find some fun things to do on my own.

I know what you mean, I don't have very many friends around here so I hang out with him and his friends or do my own thing but when he's with his friends sometimes I just wanna do my own thing

How do i tell him he should go out with his friends

@dominique mine too! My boy and I spend too much time together And everyday we've been having this nonsense issue

I get he needs his friends. But he's ended up lying about who he was with and what they were doing MULTIPLE times. So it's hard for me to allow him to do these things easily.

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