Tiffany - posted on 06/03/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
I was raised around mainly men so naturally i feel more comfortable around men. I have male friends that I text and talk to on a daily basis. I have male friends who i go places with or who i go see them at their house or they come to our house. My husbands friends all come hang out while my hubby works and plays with the kids then when he gets home they take the kids fishing while i cook or clean. My husband and i have been together 7 years and have never had trust issues. he know where i am and who im with at all times. i would never be out with someone that he didnt approve of. Yet his family and some of mine find it wrong for me to have male friends. most of them are ppl i knew long b4 i met him, and he would never ask me to give up friends just because they are men nor have i asked him to give up female friends. His family is always saying "I dont approve of that" and some of mine to and simply say "I dont need your approval, only Korey's" (my husband) It annoys the crap out of me and him both and we cant even tell anyone our plans because they quesion us. There was even a time when i went to wal mart with my (then) boss to get some things for the store and within 2 mins he calls me laughing cause some of his family seen us and called him. After 7 years i have still not found a way to convince my family and his that we have no jealousy at all and he trusts me and i trust him. I cant get them to believe that it is possible for men and women to be strictly friends. Are any of you dealing with this and how do you handle it?