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My Girlfriend Has No Friends

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My girlfriend an I are getting married, she has a 5-year-old daughter, however I have a great concerns. She has no friends; her social circle is her daughter and I. She is often angry stressed and fatigue, she is very insecure. Her life is a very structured on she comes home and starts to prepare for work the next day, take care of her daughter needs, when she is finished she goes to bed and gets up to finish preparing for work that is her life. Is there anything wrong with that or am I just over the top to think that attitude will affect our marriage? (From Guyana)

My Girlfriend Has No Friends

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I appreciate how much you care about your girlfriend’s well-being. I think the network of friends is important because those relationships are the balance we have for coping with the stresses of life. Perhaps the best way you can help is by finding other couples the two of you could socialize with together. In this way your social circle can grow together as you prepare for marriage.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

My Girlfriend Has No Friends

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). My Girlfriend Has No Friends. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 21, 2019, from
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