Don’t enjoy going for expensive meals with friends
I’ve always been earning lesser than my group of friends and am a simple eater. Before my financial commitments started I kept quiet about shelling out more cash just so I can spend them with them.
Now that my financials are tighter, I really don’t enjoy spending so much on meals ($20/pax to me is extravagant but they go way more).
I don’t drink so sometimes they remember to minus my share (if I ask), I’ve been declining going for gathering because I simply don’t enjoy the spending.
The conversation topics are boring too — usually gossiping about people. Or money things (cars, property, etc). They also like to stay out late whereas I like to be home by 10 and slowly go to bed early.
These are good friends whom I know will be there for me if I’m ever in a difficult situation. But I don’t enjoy spending time (and money!) with them.
What should I do? Sigh.