When your relationship with your new boo starts heating up, there are often a couple of "big talks" on the horizon. Spanning from, "So, what are we?" to "Are we deleting our Tinders?" establishing that you and bae are in it for the long haul can take a lot of work. Of course, after you DTR comes another big conversation — telling your besties you're boo'd up, and it's getting serious. Whether all your pals have signed a "Single Forever" pact, or your bff just got dumped, it can be tricky to know how to tell your friends you're dating.
When you're head over patterned ankle booties for your new boo, it's natural to want to share your happiness with your #girlgang /gang of all genders. If the sex is bomb, the dates are sweet, and your boo is making you feel all sorts of emotionally supported, it's no wonder you'd want to spill the gooey details. But knowing the time, place, and words to say you've DTR'd, can be confusing, even for a Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants level of friends.
I spoke with relationship and wellbeing coach, Shula Melamed MA MPH, about telling you're friends you've cuffed up and establishing healthy boundaries with your pals when sharing your love stories.