Warning! Huge lecture and wall of text a head! I'm sorry! ><
IMO:: Well... the thing is... You have to set your priorities first. My boyfriend comes first, then friends, then family. Know your priorities and make sure you want it that way. Next is what you look for in a relationship. Commitment or casual. My number one pet peeve is when people say, "I love you." but don't mean it at all. And they can not say "I love you" at the first week of your relationship. You don't know that person well enough and etc. I'm in a committed relationship at the moment. [Hard to believe I know... -points age-] But if you choose a committed relationship you HAVE to feel crowded with people. I mean his/her friends and his/her family you have to meet. Not to mention co-workers and the boss... and their friend's friends friends, etc. It drove me nuts to because I kept forgetting their names and it made me feel bad. BUT that didnt stop me. If you have something you need to do and its really important... tell your spouse that you need to practice or do what ever you got to do. If his/her friends say, "You should spend more time with him/her." Do that, but at the same time, multi task. You go and play your music while you send her in sweet melodies of life! =] But that wasnt the case was it? =/ Communication is the key to keep a relationship long lasting.
Right now, this is my second relationship. My very first... it was... DUMB. He dumped me because he felt that I deserved better, he tried to change me... and.... he felt no chemistry when its my first time. What the heck... right? I mean... first timers, you have to understand that they need to get used to things and they dont know what move to do next and so forth unless its their human nature... Which I highly doubt. But yea... My ex was being... what evers in the head and broke off with me a week later. I got a lot of experience and some more lacking... but I learned my lesson.
I'm sure you learned something as well?