Opposite sex friendships while dating
Here are a few of them:“If you answered 'yes' to one or more of the questions above, your opposite-sex friendship may be a real threat to the quality of your marriage,” Linaman says.
“It may even be in the best interest of your marriage to either significantly limit or actually end your close friendship.”An informal survey shows that both married men and women were uncomfortable with their spouse having close friendships with the opposite sex.
Not all opposite-sex friendships are dangerous, but it is important to err on the side of caution.
“Of course, the issue of insecurity may arise, but mere friendships are easy to spot as it is easy to spot sexual relationships,” she says.But what happens when these close allies are members of the opposite sex?Do we go about harbouring a guilty conscious for hanging around them? Despite trying to differentiate between friendships and relationships, we often make the mistake of placing the same value to our partners to that of our friends.As people marry later in life, many are bringing long-term opposite-sex friendships into their marriage relationship.
While the friendships were great during singlehood, in marriage, these relationships may prove problematic.“I think it is OK for married people to have opposite-sex friends,” says Lisa Stewart.For 20 years, First Things First has provided relationship tools and education to couples and families in our community.When you donate to First Things First, 100% of your tax-deductible donation will help us to continue providing classes and resources to strengthen and empower the relationships that make our community great.It’s the age-old question of, “can girls and guys be ‘just friends? Below Mike Zacchio and I talk about our experiences of having close friends of the opposite sex and what it actually means to be “just friends.” Zacchio: I’ve never dated anyone I was friends with, then had it blossom into a relationship like a Monica-Chandler-type thing.