Don't really know where I'm going with this. I'm 23 and just started graduate school. Been with my GF for just shy of 3 months. Our relationship is absolutely amazing, so that isn't the problem. I guess I'm worried because it's like I would absolutely rather do anything with her than go out with some friends. Truth is, I don't really have many CLOSE friends, rather a bunch of... acquaintances or so. I'd have no problem spending a night away to hang out with the few best friends that I do have, however I feel like I'm drifting away from my other friends. That being said, I am under a lot of stress. Between instructing a class, grading assignments, tutoring, research, homework, studying, and playing in a band I really don't have much time away from school. I see the GF about 4-5 nights a week, usually for only 3 or 4 hours, so I obviously want to spend more of my free time with her. It just feels like someone is asking me to do something with them every night, and I can't... or when I could, I don't want to. Tonight for example is my friend Amy's birthday, and I got invited to this bar they're all going to. I saw the GF earlier today, but I won't get to see her again until Monday night at the earliest. I can either go to the bar with my friends, or go see the GF (she can't come with because she isn't 21). I'd rather do the latter. Do you guys see this as a problem? I could see where constantly ditching my BEST friends to see the GF could be a problem, but since most of my friends aren't my BEST friends... I just love her so much... I would spend every minute of every day with her if I could, but I can't. I don't really know what I'm asking, but do you guys have any advice on how to balance a social life similar to my own with a relationship? Thanks.