| | Re: Can a married woman be friends with a single man?
It seems more of a trust issue. My wife (married ten years) has many single friends including many I have never met, but she knows them through her college or work. There are many she hangs out with for many different reasons but they are not often alone. I trust her, but quite honestly there is one that really rubs me the wrong way because he has no boundries to touch his women friends such as hugs, back rubs, rubbing their bellies, feet, or giving them pecks (kisses) and that is all within a controlled enviroment. I talk with my wife about him because I felt uncomfortable with the fact he seemed to have no boundries. I don't care that she talks to him at all however. She does have many guy friends that act like gentle men that I could care less if she hugs.
To a degree she is a mature woman and can chose who she wants as friends. I respect her opinion, and will never stand in her way of her choice.
As far as the guy I felt uncomfortable with I resersed the question and asked her if woman x acted that way to me how would she feel. She acknowledged she would feel jealous, and unsettled. So she doesn't let mr x in a zone that would make me feel uncomfortable. I am thankful that our communications are so good.
Truth be told I have trust in my wife. After all 99% of the time that she sees him or others I am not there. I have no worries. Because I trust her.
Can a married woman be friends with a single guy? sure.
Can it become a problem? No more then if he was married.
Even with issues in the marriage? That doesn't change things.