We all know that relationships come with their fair share of trials an tribulations. One of the toughest ones to tackle is when your partner's friends don't like you. This is a very common occurrence, which means a lot of people are wondering how to handle it. What can you do when your partner's friends don't like you? Should you even care that your partner's friends don't like you? Find out what we think below…
So your partner's friends totally hate your guts. They can't stand to be around you and think that their friend should dump you immediately. What can you do? Well, the first thing you can do is talk to your partner about it. Ask them if they know why their friends don't like you. Get some insight as to what the problem might be. If your partner doesn't know or just won't tell you, your next option is to confront their friend's directly. This doesn't have to be an angry confrontation. It can be an innocent inquiry, just asking if they dislike you or there is something about you that is upsetting them. Hopefully, they will be upfront and tell you exactly what the problem is and you can go from there.
Now, if they choose to not tell you what the problem is, don't worry about it. it probably means that they have no legitimate reason to dislike you or they are afraid to tell you what their reason is. In any case, you shouldn't care. In these instances, you should only worry about what your partner think of you. Their friends are judging you for an unfair reason or one that they cannot support strongly enough to own up to. When this happens, just write it off and ignore it.
On the other hand, what if they have a totally legitimate reason to dislike you and they shared that with you? Perhaps they think that you treat their friend poorly. Maybe they know of something bad that you did in the relationship. Or it could be that you've been rude to them before. If they have a legitimate reason like any of these, and they actually explain that to you, it means there is work that needs to be done on your partner. You need to apologize to them for the way you have acted. You need to show them that you are treating their friend well. Whatever their reason was you need to show them that you will never act like that again and that their approval means a lot to you.
All in all, whether or not you should care that your partner's friends don't like you depends entirely on their reasoning. If they dislike you for no good reason, forget them. If they dislike you because you did something wrong, make it right!