Subject: My husband’s female friends
Dear Steve and Shirley, my husband and I have been married for 3 years. My husband works very hard to take care of us and he is a good man, with one exception… he sees nothing wrong with having single female friends. When we first met, he told me that he was friends with an ex and said that if it made me uncomfortable, he would end it. I told him I reserved the right to make a decision concerning it and as long as she respects me and our marriage, there should be no problem. It didn’t work out and I eventually told my husband she had to go. My husband didn’t feel she was disrespectful, but he stopped communicating with her anyway. He told me that he never thought I would tell him he had to end his friendship with his female friend and I feel like he resents me because they don’t talk anymore. Since then, he has made several new female friends and they call him at all hours of the night. He is a truck driver, so he has plenty of time to talk on the phone. He always says that he’s not in contact with these females, but it always comes out that he is. He’s gotten upset with me because I’ve called some of the women he talks to and I’ve asked them to stop calling my husband. The ladies feel like they have a right to call him, so they still call. I don’t know what to do. I love my husband and I take my vows seriously. I don’t want to leave him over this, but I feel neglected and disrespected. Please help.
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