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What Not To Say To Someone Who Just Got Into A New Relationship
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When your friend enters a new relationship, you want to be a supportive pal who is just as excited as they are. However, if you’re single and looking for a partner, or you're a bit of a worrier who tends to look out for their friends, these moments can bring out some unsteady emotions — here's what to say and what not to say.
Do not compare your friend's new partner to their ex, don’t ask if this new relationship will cut into the time you spend with your friend, and don't pressure them to say whether their new partner is "the one" or not, because they have no clue yet. This is a transitional period for your friend, and you should treat it positively, with a focus on them.
When it comes to being a supportive friend, the best thing you can do is listen, rather than talk. During this exciting period for your friend, let them talk about their feelings by asking "How are you?"; you can also find out more about their partner and share in their joy by saying "Tell me about them" and asking to see pictures.