So if they blab about the conversation, she'll see it as sweet, not behind-the-back.
Sabotage Her pals' opinions can become self-fulfilling prophecies.
If you're sure about your relationship but your parents are still skeptical, ask them to explain their concerns so you can address them head-on, says Scot Allgood, Ph.
D., director of the marriage and family therapy program at Utah State University.
One way to check: Compare the reactions of guys who are cheerfully committed with those of single men.
A happily married friend isn't vying for your time.
"For most men, that's family." It's evolution: We're wired to pass on our genes.
"Keep that in mind as you evaluate each of their concerns and ask yourself, Is this something I need to worry about, or is it something my partner and I have already worked through?How can you tell if your girlfriend's friend is on your side? If you announce that the two of you are moving in together, will the friend say, "Well, you guys will certainly save money! "The people who are most dependent on us are often the most cautious about our relationships," says Jacob Vigil, Ph.