You shouldn't have to
I'm not sure I would want to have a "friend" in my life that was 'afraid for me to get into a relationship' ba<x>sed on the fear of loosing me... I'd want a friend that could be happy for me, and still be there even though we wont spend as much time together as we used too, and I'm lucky to have friends like that. ...so yeah, dropping an egocentric somebody that's afraid of my happines will get in the way of hers is def. worth it and I'd do it in a bl<x>ink of an eye.
well I did experience that too, more when I was around your age... thing is, when people fall in love, all they want is to be with the other person at least for the first 3 month or so, if they could be honest about that and say it as it is, there wouldn't be the big issues (shouldn't be) but most people would respond badly to that... so instead they get stood up, (which would **** me off too) maybe make it a habit as to tell your friend when they get a relationship, that you will give them the space they need for now and still be there (if you will) when they snap out of love. Some of my best friends are people that I can go months without talking to or seeing, and when we meet it's like we just met up yesterday. nobody likes to be the friend that forgets others because of a new love, let them know you accept their time to be alone, and step back for a while. if they still screw you over even after you've given them that... then **** it, there was no real friendship to begin with, and you haven't lost anything. (wow that was long...)
it's not that they drop their friends... they just have a new closer friend...
why should they suffer??? they shouldn't... they should be happy for their friend.
I didn't drop anything, priorities change, life changes. I have had children, i am too tired to go to clubs anymore and they dont want to come to my house and listen to kids so there is a give and take. Such is life. Yes it was worth it, i have an amazing husband and relationship i have 6 amazing kids and thats what's important