You might be married, but it doesn’t mean you’ve left dating in the dust. Although you’re not out on the prowl anymore, it doesn’t mean you can’t (and don’t) date your friends. After all, one of the first relationships you cultivate after marriage is with “The Couple You’re Basically Dating.” You know -- the married twosome you see more often than anyone else. When it’s good, it’s really good. You share Friday nights out, weekend DIY projects, and, best of all, no sexual tension. But could your #1 couple start pulilng away? Here are six hints it's happening:
Hint 1: The first and most obvious: They stop returning your phone calls.
Hint 2: You’ve been spending every Friday night together for four years, and they’ve been "too busy" for the last four months.
Hint 3: You make extend the invite more often than they do, like 90 percent of the time.
Hint 4: They’re talking about (and practically mooning over) another couple they’ve been hanging out with lately.
Hint 5: You see them out on the town with the other couple -- repeatedly. Ouch.
Hint 6: They had a baby -- six months ago -- and you never hear from them. But, hey, give 'em a break and keep them in the loop. They're cheating on you with their baby! You might be in the same situation someday.
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