Can married men have women as friends? Friendship Forward to friends

  • View author's info Posted on Dec 09, 2004 at 05:21 PM

    There is nothing wrong with married men having female friends...but there should certainly be some boundaries...a line that one does not cross and stays clear from so one does not risk jeopardizing their marriage. This requires a conscious affect and not a relaxed attitude.... so to have friends is one thing but when someone has a statement on the profile that reads

    "Tall, slender, strong, constantly crave sex...Let's open the communication and see where it goes."

    Instead of

    "Married man looking for friendship only...."

    To me, this person is looking for someone, ready to risk his marriage...waiting to take advantage of more than just friendship...and I am sure eventually that will happen if the person is searching for it.
  • View author's info Posted on Nov 30, 2004 at 05:47 AM

    I work with a guy who is married. His "wifey" know's of me, but has never met me. He in the past year and half become my best friend. But yet his wife has a big problem with it. She just went through his phone bill and saw how many times my number his on his phone. He loves her, but no mattre how hard he tries to show it, she finds something to throw it back in his face. I think, personally, some women have issues! Especially her LoL...BTW, most of my good friends are guys!
  • View author's info Posted on Nov 26, 2004 at 11:33 AM

    As long as you trust each other, The key issue is trust. It gets a little difficult if your spouse is jealous though.
  • View author's info Posted on Nov 26, 2004 at 05:39 AM

    Hi there I am new to all this, in my opinion once you become an adult you have the right to make all choices yourself, I have male and female friends and enjoy both. If you like the company of women then go ahead and enjoy yourself regardless..
  • View author's info Posted on Nov 19, 2004 at 03:41 PM

    my hubby has lots of women who r his friends and sum r more than friends as we ave an open relationship but if we did not i still would not mind if he had women as friends
  • View author's info Posted on Nov 18, 2004 at 01:29 AM

    I am living proof of this type of relationship! IT works with mutual respect and total honesty. I have a friend whom i met after he was married, we talk about anything everything and im not a secret. That is the key.
  • View author's info Posted on Nov 17, 2004 at 11:00 PM

    I think it's an issue of trust between you and your wife. If she's the one that is saying that you are risking your marriage, I probably wouldn't risk it if I were you. Otherwise, I believe men and women (married or otherwise) can just be friends.
  • View author's info Posted on Nov 16, 2004 at 03:15 PM

    In regards to married men having women as friends. I fully support male and female friendships. As long as the spouse remains the number one person in your life. Sometimes when you develop close friendships, you run the risk of turning to them instead of your spouse when problems arise at home. And the friendships should never be kept secret from your spouse. just my opinion
  • View author's info Posted on Nov 16, 2004 at 02:27 AM

    That depends on your marriage, for the most part. My two best friends are both men in commited relationships, and neither of their "wives" have an issue with that. The key, I think is honesty and openess and to also let your wife get to know your new friends. When it starts becoming a problem for jealousy is when the perception is that you are hiding something, but that is just my opinion.
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