Comment of the Week – Can Married People Have Opposite-Sex Friends? | 38 Chime in! photo via flickr Let’s clarify that question: Can/should straight married people have opposite-sex friends? Which begs the question, can/should gay married people have same-sex friends? These questions were inspired by the following recent comment: I have found that even though I’ve been married for years, I never spend time alone with my husband’s male friends, even men who are part of a couple that my husband and I are super close to. We can have plenty of friendly banter when the couples are all together, but the odd time when one of his friends has stopped by and my husband’s not home, the friend and I seem to have an almost stilted conversation, NEVER any of the playful banter that happens when we’re all together, because I think we’re both very aware of never crossing any lines… — SS commenting on the post “Your Call: My Friend Keeps Hitting On My Wife” Friendship,Gender Issues SHARE THIS | 38 Chime in! MORE LIKE THIS Your Call: My Friend Keeps Hitting On My Wife Your Call – Why Is My Husband Jealous of My Female Friendships? Dear Em & Lo: Why Do Guy Friends Keep Falling for Me? What’s the Etiquette for Joining Someone Else’s Sex Session?