Friendships sometimes fall to the bottom of our priority list. Life is busy, we make time for our partners, families, work and often friends to take a back seat to the rest of our life. Doing this can is actually a huge mistake. Having valuable and supportive friends can make the world of a difference to your mental health and quality of life. Here are the reasons why you need to still put effort into your friendships once you are in a relationship:
The connection we have with our partners is completely different than our friendships. They both can support us and add different values to our lives. We as humans will crave a variety of relationships and require different kinds of dynamics with different people. According to recent neuroscience, friendship actually makes us happier and revitalizes us.
Sometimes we get wrapped up in our relationships and lose sight of the big picture and life going on around us. Having friends to ground us and offer different perspectives can be really healthy and even positively contribute to our relationships. Everyone has different life experiences and our friends may be able to offer insights that we are missing.
Spending time with friends can be very enjoyable and we can gain a lot of value from them. Friends can be supportive in your career, challenge you to do new things, help you to meet new people or just make life more enjoyable overall. When you are navigating dating partners can come and go, having a solid friend(s) can really help you when you are going through life’s ups and downs.