What to do when your friend dislikes your significant other

Sometimes, who we fall in love with might not live up to the standards and expectations that our friends have for us. Have you ever been a situation where your closest friend’s intensely dislike your partner?

According to Dr Schomer, when your friend and your significant other don’t get along, it can cause tension and even conflict between all involved.

These tensions exists when you see that the values to carry and you would like your friend to reciprocate with are undermined

Dr Helgo Shomer

You need to weigh up, how much harm is this causing and how much upliftment

Dr Helgo Shomer

How to handle the situation

  • Have a heart to heart conversation with your friend. Be brave enough to ask their reasons for disliking your partner.

  • If you are constantly complaining about your partner, it’s time to stop and start sharing mostly positive things about your partner.

  • Ask your partner for help in improving relations with your friends.

Listen to the full conversation on the Redi Tlhabi Show with Africa Melane standing in


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