Family and Friends: How To Achieve A Balance After Marriage

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You love your family and relatives. You love your friends just as much. To balance friends and family is the toughest job, which, as a bride or a newly married woman, gets even more difficult.  There are always ways in which you can keep everyone happy. There will be occasions when you’d want to be with just the family. But not all occasions can be enjoyed with family and that’s why we need  friends. We have a few do’s and don’ts to make you life easy.

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Do’s

  • Reserve separate time for family and friends. Prioritizing is  essential.
  • Once your plans with either are fixed, try  not to cancel them .
  • If you intend to have only party for both family and friends, keep separate time slots for the two. Preferably invite family in the first half and friends in the second.
  • Make sure your friends and family know enough about each other to strike a interesting conversation.
  • Take your family members to a friends’ party, if they are specially invited. Otherwise consider the invitation only for you and your partner.
  • Ensure asking family about their day (rather than talking about your friends all the time).
  • Once you have a schedule, clearly make time for both your family and friends.
  • Keep festivals and rituals for family get-together to spend quality time with them.
  • You can always plan other celebrations such as New Year Party, Halloween Party with friends.

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Don’ts

  • Do not, as far as possible, invite family and friends to the same party. You will feel torn between the two and won’t be able to pay attention to either.
  • If you live in a big family, try not to ignore anyone. They are always there for you and treating them to a lunch or dinner will be a welcome change.
  • Try not to talk about your friends or colleagues and how much fun they are all the time.
  • Try to keep your friends busy. Your family would probably know everyone at a party, but your friends know only you.
  • Don’t make more than a couple of plans every month with friends. It might make family members feel ignored.

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