Charlie - posted on 07/16/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )
i was just reading another thread in 20-30 young mums , it was basically about a wife having trust issues with her partner as he had female friends and wasnt sure if she should " allow" him to continue this .
do you think it is OK to have both male and female friends in a relationship ??
Personally i dont think being in a relationship gives anyone the right to " ALLOW " their partner to have certain friends or not .
my fiance and i have some very close friends who are both male and female , i personally have always had more male then female friends , and my fiance loves that because when we met i clicked with his mates straight away , who very soon became my friends too .
Equally he had a mix of both guy friends and friends who happened to be girls before he met me , and i was so happy when he fit right in with me and my girl friends ( the few i have are family to me ), now his friends and my friends are one big happy family , his friends always come over to hang out weather they aRE GUYS OR GIRLS and he is totally comfortable with it ,as i am in the reverse situation . although i am fortunate enough to have a partner who has never given me reason not to trust him , we have a honest relationship with each other .
i feel the only reason to not " ALLOW " them to have friends of the opposite sex is purely out of jealousy or trust issues .
What do you think ?