Thursday, 10 November 2011
Is It okay for your husband/wife, boyfriend/girlfriend to have close friends who are not married?
I personally think that if you trust your mate then who they are friends with doesn’t matter.
On the other hand... I do see the argument that it's not okay. For example, you come home from work to find your husband's female friend sitting on your sofa. At any given moment you could wonder "what the hell?" I don’t mind the friend but I have a problem with female friends at my house or hanging out with my husband without me around... seems too much like a date or something.
As for single same sex friends... One could say “what do you really have in common with a single person if you’re married?” Usually if you’re going out to the club or bar with single friends a lot of the time they're trying to get it in, drink, flirt and whatever else. What is your married self doing? Are you the wing-man/woman? Just kicking back with your drink watching the people?
Are married people who have a problem with single friends seen as insecure and jealous?
What do you think? Are you married? Single? Are you the single friend?