Your friends` opinion...do you respect it?
May 31, 2007 3:04pm CST
You introduce your new partner to your usual friendly circle. Well...why do you do it in fact? Do you need their opinion and advices or just want to demonstrate how lucky you are and make them to be envious? Are your friendship enough sincere to accept their opinion with respect and their advices- as benevolent? And do you comment your friends` new partner frankly and openly without to be afraid that your honesty will lead to problems in your friendship?
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2 Jun 07
Well i did that before when i was still single, whenever i have a new partner i always make sure to introduce him to my friends, i do that as a respect for our friendship, any bad or good comments they said about my partner is very much well appreciated that's their opinion and i have also my own opinion, yet if they give me bad comments it will not affect my relation to them and as well to my partner, i also give my honest opinion to my friends im not afraid of lossing a friend if just for being honest.But all my friends knows and respect each others opinion whether its bad or good.
1 Jun 07
I want others to like who I like as it is so much easier if everyone just gets along with each other but I won't give up someone I like just because someone else doesn't like the person I am with . I believe we all like different people and not everyone is going to get along with each other but this is what makes us who we are . It would be pretty boring if everyone liked the same people as there would be a lot of lonely people in the world . I will listen to advice but I go on my own judgement on what I want to do and how I feel about the person I am with because how one person is with someone else does not mean that is how they will be with you .
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
1 Jun 07
i've had the same group of old close friends since i was around 8, so for about 20 years now. And it's great because we know we can yell at each other, spit the truth at each other, and it will still be ok. We know that our friendship, love and respect is on top of it all, so that it will always prevail no matter if we disagree at a certain point. So yes, i do respect my friends' opinion, always, which doesn't mean obviosuly that i agree always.
• United States
1 Jun 07
I always listen to my friends opinions an see if their opinion has merit. My friends might have been able to see something that I didn't see because I was to infatuated with the guy to notice the same things. The reason I would introduce a new partner in my life to a circle of friends is because I would to be able to spend time with all of them at the same time. I believe that if someone has something to say about another person then they should be able to say it to that person themselves. MY fiancee knows my friends opinion of him. Just because a person didn't like something about him didn't end our friendship. It meant that they had to work a little herder to get along.
31 May 07
I think that inevitably ig you comment honestly about a friends partner there are two ways it can go: - They will respect you for it or They will feel you don't want them to be happy. I am not very fond of one of my friends partners and one of my partners friends fiance's butt i bite my tongue, there is obviously a reason they are together. They see something in their partners that we do not and we should respect that they love them and we have no right to dislike them as we don't know them as intimately as our friends.