And then, perhaps most importantly: enjoy it. Spending that time feeling guilty is counterproductive.
Be honest about their friends
So maybe their friend Dave from high school comes over and puts his shoes on the couch and spouts off wild political hot takes. You’re not Dave’s biggest fan, and that’s ok! Chances are, you probably have a couple friends who rub your significant other the wrong way, too. Better to be tastefully honest (non-judgemental) about their friends and work around that.
The first step is admitting you have an issue. First, talk with your partner about their friend and tell them how you feel, non-judgmentally. Focus on your own perspective, and be empathetic to their responsibilities as a friend. Be clear that you can tolerate them without making them feel uncomfortable. In an interview for CNN, behavioral scientist Christine Hartman explained it’s best not to antagonize their friend, since, “To insult a partner's friends is to insult your partner.”
Instead, try to understand why they like this person. If you can stomach it, make an effort to get on this person’s good side, and be patient about building a positive relationship with them. Who knows? Maybe the issue was your personality quirks and not Dave’s “Let’s abolish the government and become anarcho-primitivists” platform.