Dr. Forshee, Psy.D, LCSW lends her expert opinion on how you should approach your friend if you don’t like his/her partner.
If you’re going to tackle this potentially major issue, you’re going to need to be able to keep a level-head. “You can tell your friend how you feel about their partner only after you have been able to meet and spend time with them, and if you see that this may be becoming serious,” Danielle Forshee, Psy.D, LCSW, doctor of psychology and licensed clinical social worker, tells Bustle. “In the event that you decide that you need to say something to your friend, make sure you come prepared with objective examples of behaviors that you can present to your friend to help your friend understand this is coming from a place of concern and care rather than jealousy or any other emotional response.” When you approach the situation like this, your friend is less likely to get defensive or upset about what you’ve said.
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