I was married to a man for 16 years. We divorced and remain friends. I met a woman 8 months after the split, I’ve fallen head over heels. I came out to my family and have been supported completely. My children have done well and adore my partner. But the most unexpected is how my close friends have reacted. Not all, but a solid amount. The reactions range from jealousy, to wanting to overly be involved in our life, to completely cutting us out of their lives. It’s been a whirlwind of emotions and reactions thrown at us. And unfortunately it seems that all these reactions have made us hesitate to make some important decisions and share exciting news. We are continually torn between removing these people from our lives and trying (over and over) to keep them in our lives. I’m confused and feeling overwhelmed. Looking for any input or advise. Has anyone ever had this happen?