Originally Posted by nosnhoj
But the bottom line is this, can a married woman who is having trouble in her marriage be friends with a single man and not have this become a problem?
I don't think there is anything wrong with having friends of the opposite sex when you are married, as long as the married person does not say/do things with the friend that they would not say/do if their spouse were sitting there with them.
If you are having marital problems and she is discussing them with a male friend, I would have concerns. Mainly because the two of you should be having those discussions and if the male friend is very understanding, etc. she may become emotionally attached to him and push you further away. I hear over and over on this forum that after an emotional affair ends the spouse does not understand how it got that far...it just happened, etc. but at some point the friendship crossed a line.