I have made a very sweet dear friend at my parish (a year and a half ago) and she has a group of parish friends that all hang out together. Her friends are nice to me to my face, but I have always gotten the sense that they are not “into” me and hence, they have never invited me ever to go out with them or join their group. My girlfriend has also never invited me to come along and has told me that I have nothing in common with them and it leads me to believe that perhaps her friends have actually told her that they are not into me.
It’s difficult b/c we are all at the same parish and it makes me feel left out. My friend and I have become very close and we love eachother very much and you’d think that her friends would at least make an effort to let me tag along occassionally. I don’t want to be their best friend or anything…just a good aquaintance would be fine.
My friend’s best friend is also a priest and he and I have also become very good friends and I know that he has told my girlfriend’s friends that I am a very nice girl and they just need to get to know me better.
I went to my girlfriends b-day party at her friend’s place and they were all nice to me, but one girl didn’t even say hi to me until I said hi to her first. The girl that held the party hinted that she’d like me to come over again, so that was nice and she also said that she’d like to meet my new baby. We talked about them all coming over to my place for lunch in about a month’s time.
These women are all in their 40’s and have never been married. Perhaps they don’t want a married friend with children?
It makes me feel sad b/c they are all such nice people and I wish they would just accept me and let me hang out with them every now and then. I can’t help but feel that they don’t like me b/c of the fact that my close girlfriend never invites me to tag a long to any of their get togethers except for her b-day party last week.
Am I being silly? Maybe I have too much thinking time on my hands being at home with my kids and not working.