How to stick to dating rules
Krista J.'s husband is hanging out with another woman. "He told me they are just friends, but he has been leaving me to go hang out with her," she frets. feels that "interaction between people of different sexes even after marriage is part of life," and that because male/female friendships outside of marriage are inevitable, a wife should not only "limit the kind of talk [she has] with other men," but let her husband know that "he needs to do the same."Explaining further, she shares that "your partner comes first." 3. Many readers feel comfortable with their husbands' female friendships because they trust each other completely.
As readers offer Krista advice, another question emerges: can married men have female friends? "There is no way I would tell my husband who he can and can't talk to and vice versa," says Michelle W.
Ideally, they say, the members of a couple should be able to maintain individual friendships with the opposite sex, but in reality, a friendship like the one Krista's husband is developing is often a slippery slope. "I've even met up with an old school friend (male) for coffee.
"The rule in our marriage is what is good enough for you is good enough for me," she says. "One of my husband's closest friends is a woman," she says.Adhere to them, and, well, let's just say you're handling fire in a responsible, fun, and mostly safe way.