Design For Life

Advice: My friend seems to hate me since my love life picked up

Author and hypnotherapist Fiona Brennan advises a reader whose friend has started making hurtful remarks since she began a serious relationship

‘It’s the first time in my life that I’ve really felt happy in a relationship . . . I would have expected my friend to be happy for me, but it’s almost like she hates me now’

Dear Expert,

I have a friend who I used to really enjoy spending time with, but lately she’s become more and more pass-remarkable with me. She comments on my clothes, my make-up and even occasionally my weight. It’s all done in this jokey manner and if I question anything, she dismisses it, saying that I’m too sensitive.

I can’t help but think sometimes that the remarks have increased since I started going out with my ...