quebecivre t1_iudnfk1 wrote

I agree 100 percent with everything you're saying. Your partner can't and shouldn't be your only emotional/social outlet.

In talking to my friends about my SO, the perspective I often arrive at is: "I have a great partner overall, and we'll work this issue out with a few good conversations." That's useful and positive. And if I'm being unreasonable, my friends or family would tell me.

I think/hope what OP was saying is your family and friends don't forget about what bad things you unload on them about your partner, so be careful about doing this.