A friend of mine said to me "oh, but I suppose if you were in a real relationship......"
My reaction was "We've been seeing each other for close to a year, so it is pretty real actually, and yes, his other girlfriend is also real"
I did feel a little sad
It made me feel that the relationships I have aren't recognised as something valuable in the eyes of some of the other people whom I care for, and who care for me.
That bit hurts from time to time...