Originally Posted by chris_h
Can your spouse really force you into a decision like this and tell you who your friends can or can not be??
Can one people really say who they can and cant be friends with??
Well, look at your co-worker, who is lying to her husband about dumping her best friend. She told him she would dump the friend to appease hubs; however, she just sneaks around behind his back with said friend. She is still doing exactly what she wants, although it has gone underground.
Can a spouse "force" their mate to drop a friend? It depends. If a gun is pointed at one's head, that would probably sway in favor of conforming to the request.
Actually, people can and do manipulate, threaten, withhold, rant, whatever to get their way. Sometimes it works. Other times it seems to work (as in the case of your co-worker). And it oftentimes backfires.