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My Boyfriend Left Me Alone at a Party

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Me and my boyfriend went to a party together of someone he knows. I didn’t know anyone there but I still went because he wanted me to come. Anyway, when we got there I went to sit down and he left me and started to socialize. Now I don’t socialize as he does and it’s difficult for me to make friends and meet new people and he knows that but still left me alone. It’s not that I wanted him to sit with me the whole night but at least including me in something could have helped me to better socialize with people. Should be upset about it?

My Boyfriend Left Me Alone at a Party

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It may be time to develop more social skills and be specific about what you’d like your boyfriend to do. I’d let him know upfront that you would like his help in introducing you to others and helping to make connections. That is the socially acceptable thing he can do.

On the other side of the coin, I’d make it a point to work on developing social skills that help you from being dependent and isolated. In your area, there are likely to be groups that can help. You may want to check out the find help area at the top of the page to find a counselor in your area that has a group you might join. You can also check out this list here.

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

My Boyfriend Left Me Alone at a Party

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. (2019). My Boyfriend Left Me Alone at a Party. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 17, 2019, from
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