After getting married, the word "should" begins to pop up in your vocabulary more than ever before. "We should hang out soon," becomes a common phrase said to friends and family, but usually that type of comment never leads to you and your friend following through and actually hanging out. In fact, any time there's a big change in your life, it can move you one step away from the life and friends you had before. If you've blinked and suddenly realized your social calendar is blank, you might wonder about ways to maintain your friendships post-marriage.
Whether the majority of your friends are single or in a relationship, after you get married, distance can easily grow without you even realizing it. Though it's completely normal for you to want to spend oodles of time with your new spouse (they don't call it the "honeymoon phase" for nothing), you'll still have to nurture your friendships if you don't want them to wither away.
Despite the way television and film portray women as always having a close group of friends no matter what, in real life, it takes a fair amount of planning and scheduling to hang out the same way you would have prior to marriage. So if you're curious about ways to maintain your friendships after getting married, check out these ideas.