It starts when, out of the goodness of my heart, I introduce two of my friends to each other.
Then, they magically click, get super close and become best friends — leaving me to trail behind them wanting to wear a sign that says “LOVE ME.” I’m sitting alone in the backseat, walking behind them because the sidewalk was made for two and constantly feeling a little paranoid with a voice in the back of my mind whispering, In the past my first instinct would’ve been to lie in bed, declare myself friendless and start building up a little bit of resentment towards my friends and the me who introduced them to each other, but recently I came to the realisation that it doesn’t have to be like that.
Accept That These Things Happen, Be Happy for Them, Be a Grown-Up and Move On When it comes to friendship, it’s easy to feel like you’re a 10-year-old back in the playground screaming “YOU CAN’T JUST LEAVE ME” (or maybe that’s just me).
But with third wheel friend situations, it’s important to step back and accept that sometimes things work out differently to the way we would’ve planned ourselves — which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Talk to Your Friends Most of the time your friends don’t even realise that they’re making you feel like a third wheel, so just tell them how you feel.
As cliché as it is, communication is the most important thing in every relationship.
After I allowed myself to open up to him and let my guard down, I've started to fall for him romantically. I opened up too quickly, empathized too deeply, and I have another failed relationship to add to the list.Also, you’re less likely to feel like you’re tagging along when you’re the one inviting people Make Sure Your Friendships With Both of Them Are Strong You don’t want to lose valuable friendships over a thing like this.Strengthen your friendships with your friends separately, so instead of being friends with the best friends, you have two really good friends who you hang out with and speak to separately as much as you do when they’re together.Oh, and they couldn't "see, date, hook up, or have sex with" anyone else.When two friends decide to create romance from scratch and document the details, you expect a fascinating sociological roller-coaster ride; when those friends are both designers, illustrators, and art directors, what you get is also a stunning viral blog and then a graphic, full-color book chronicling their experience. However, I know that when an opportunity scares me, I must go for it. No matter what the outcome, it will certainly be an interesting experience."Timothy"The new Justin Timberlake album came out yesterday and it's totally got me in the mood..really, Jessica and I should share a 'JT' logo with him."I think this project is crazy and wonderful and risky," he stated, "and Jessie is the only person I know who’s as crazy and risky." "Tim and I have been friends for years, and we always make fun of each other about our relationship problems," Jessica explained at the beginning of the experiment.