How To Deal With The 'Other' Ladies In Your Sweetie's Circle
Girls' Life magazine|December/January 2019
How To Deal With The 'Other' Ladies In Your Sweetie's Circle

You aren’t the only lady in your crush’s life. This holiday season, here’s how to keep everything cheery—no matter who shows up to the party.

Lena Sharesky

Having a bae around the holidays can be bliss: baking cookies, building snowmen, snuggling up in front of a fire… it’s basically like a rom-com IRL.

But here’s the thing: You’re not the only girl in your crush’s world. Whether it’s their protective mom or way popular big sis, your S.O. may have some people in their life who leave you feeling a little insecure (and maybe a wee bit jealous). Here’s how to make sure the only green you’re seeing this season is that perfectly trimmed tree…


They've jokes—plus she’s smart, funny, sweet…and always around.

Rule one? Don’t let her intimidate you. Yes, they’ve been besties since they were in diapers. But remember: Your bae is dating you, not her. Being chill about their bond shows you respect their lifelong friendship—and it even paves the way for you to potentially be buds, too.


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December/January 2019