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Is It Okay to Take My Best Friend on Vacation Instead of My Boyfriend?

You Asked: Who Should I Take on My Vacation?

Dear Sugar,

I've been with my boyfriend for a year and a half and we are really serious about each other. We've taken multiple vacations together in the past. My family just gave me a vacation as a present, so I thought it would be fun to have some girly time instead and take a friend. Is it wrong to go on vacation without my boyfriend? I'm worried he'll feel like I'm choosing my friend over him.
— Stuck in the Middle Milly

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Dear Stuck in the Middle Milly,

There is nothing better than girl time so if you want to share your vacation with one of your besties, I say go for it! Be up front with your boyfriend — tell him that although you'd love nothing more then to lay poolside with him, you're really craving some girly time. Even though this is your decision to make, I'd take the sensitive route when you talk to him just in case his feelings are hurt. Try not to look at this as a choice between your best friend and your boyfriend. They are both equally special to you, just in different ways, so hopefully your boyfriend will be understanding about your needs and who knows, he might even be excited to use the time you're gone to have some much-needed guy time! Have fun.


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