"You have to be selective in what you tell which friends," notes Tristan Coopersmith, a dating expert and author of MENu Dating: Taste-Test Your Way to the Main Course.
Choose pals you can trust, who don't have an agenda or an axe to grind.
They simply can't get along without each other's advice and counsel. Women need friends to talk to about their romantic lives, in part because only talking to your partner is unhealthy, says Terri Orbuch, Ph D, professor, marriage and family therapist, and author of 5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great.
We turned her previous experiences into something more positive so that didn't feel defeated by them, but rather empowered.
This is an instance where choosing the right friend to tell is crucial. "Your friends can tell you that ebbs and flows in a long [term] sexual relationship are normal," says Dr. And, you may make your friend feel more open about discussing her own issues. A suspicion like this can make you feel like you're going a little crazy, and a good friend can let you vent—but she can also offer perspective.
Save this confession for your most level-headed pal (preferably someone who's been in a good marriage herself for a long time). The only caveat with sex talk: Choose your most discreet friends to spill to; if negative info about your sex life makes its way back home, it can be an unfairly harsh blow to your man's ego. "Someone who knows you very well may point out, for example, that you tend to be jealous unnecessarily," points out Dr. That said, if your suspicions end up being correct, she can be there for you.
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