Are Opposite Sex Friends Allowed in YOUR Relationship?

Category: Moral Question of the Week, Weekly Columns


You’re married. You and your wife had opposite sex friends before you met and before you were married. Your wife has a gay male friend that she sees once or twice a year to go to a special event with. You have a female friend that you met on a date well before you met your wife. At that “tennis date,” you both looked at each other after and said, “Friends.” You never even kissed.

Is it alright for each spouse to have opposite sex friends? In the above scenario is there any difference between the wife having a gay male friend and the husband having a platonic heterosexual female friend?

Please leave your opinion in the comments section below.

NOTE: any resemblance to my life and any misuse of pronouns was simply an oversight – Honey? HONEY?