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I probably am being paranoid but does this happen to anyone else when you are in a group of 3?

(6 Posts)
saucesandwich Wed 17-Dec-14 16:04:13

If I'm with one friend, I'm fine. However the second another friend or other person comes into the equation I always feel left out.

I often feel as though my two friends, even if they don't know each other, are being a bit mickey taking about me and a bit 'yeah yeah, we'll humour you'.

It's just happened at school collection today. I was chatting away happily with friend A. Friend B came over. Friend A and B don't know each other but they immediately started to chat and left me out. I said something and Friend A burst out laughing as if I'd said something very stupid.

I always end up being left out in a group of 3. I went shopping with a friend recently and she brought another friend along without telling me, and they spent the day totally leaving me out.

mrscumberbatch Wed 17-Dec-14 16:05:54

I'm not great at interacting as a group of 3. No idea why but I do find it stressful.

One on one or large groups I'm fine. Just one of those things OP

DirtyDancing Wed 17-Dec-14 16:35:53

Yes me too. Totally know what you mean. Sometimes if I speak it just gets ignored or talked over too. Worse with people I don't know v well, eg my non best friends

Wrapdress Wed 17-Dec-14 19:01:34

Plenty of mothers don't allow their children to play in groups of 3. Someone is always left out or ganged up on or something. It's not just you. It's just a challenging dynamic - nature of the beast type thing.

Successful encounters of 3 require all 3 people to be mature and polite.

RoastitBubblyJocks Wed 17-Dec-14 20:48:53

I also dislike groups of three, always feel like I'm being left out. 2s or 4s for me!

Rioux Wed 17-Dec-14 20:56:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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