How to Keep Friendships Appropriate with the Opposite Sex by Psychic Source

Published Date 9/21/2013
Under: Love, Relationships & Family



Is your best friend making your husband jealous?

You're a woman and your best friend is a man. If that isn't complicated enough, there's also your husband to consider. Can your friendship with the opposite sex survive a marriage? Is it right? If your best friend's a guy, here are some tips for keeping setting boundaries and maintaining an appropriate friendship:

Have Expectations
Friendships with the opposite sex are common, and they can survive even after one of the friends enters a committed relationship or gets married. While your spouse may say he doesn't mind if you have a friend of the opposite sex, in reality, it may worry them. Advice from authentic psychics is often helpful in navigating these delicate situations. 

Men and women alike harbor suspicions and questions that they sometimes aren't able to quell when their spouse is spending time with their friend. So, how can you make it work? Set expectations both within the friendship and with your partner to ensure everyone is satisfied. 

Set Boundaries
First and foremost, you need to set boundaries, says HitchedMag.com. Make sure your friend and spouse are both present and feel comfortable with the guidelines. Everyone needs to understand the rules of the friendship and be willing to follow them.

Maintain Transparency
Transparency is a must. Be open and honest with your spouse about your friendship and what the two of you do when you spend time together. That means you have to start by being honest with yourself. What are your true feelings about your friend? If you harbor unrequited love, fantasies or compare your friend to your spouse, you need to end the friendship now before it harms your marriage. Don't think your partner can't figure out your real feelings for he or she may know you better than you know yourself.

Put Yourself in His Shoes
The Organization First Things First encourages you to think about how you would feel if your partner had a friend that was the opposite sex. Would you approve of the relationship if he behaved the same way you do with your friend? If the answer is no, then you must make changes immediately. A love psychic reading offers insight into the feelings of everyone involved and often helps you understand where your spouse is coming from if he's uncomfortable. 

Don't Push Your Luck
Don't put yourself in a situation where you are alone with your friend and there is a chance for intimacy. Things can sometimes get out of control, and once that happens there is no turning back. Try to stick to public outings with your friend and don't be alone with them if your spouse is away.

Understand When it Needs to End
You promised faithfulness to your spouse in sickness and in health and, while you may have great affection for your friend, your spouse has to come first. If he isn't comfortable with the friendship, then you may need to end it. 

When you marry someone you have a best friend for life. Let him know he comes first in every way. Sometimes that means your relationship with your friend has to change or even end. 

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