Is it ok to go to dinner with and old "friend" if you are married?

United States
October 22, 2006 9:09pm CST
What do you think?
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@wasabibot (129)
• United States
28 Oct 06
Sure, as long as you tell your wife (or husband). If you have to ask then your intentions are no good.
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• United States
28 Oct 06
Yep, it's a complicated situation for her. She doesn't want to tell him not to go, but she's worried about the other woman's intentions.
• Pakistan
28 Oct 06
Friends always remain friends whether they are old or new.. but if you're married then the permission of your husband is must.. and if you feel better than take your husband with you and introduce both of them. It's the best way.
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• United States
28 Oct 06
Actually, in this case, it's the husband who needs the permission from his wife. She's trying not to show her worry, but she's having a difficult time.
@flex90 (1443)
28 Oct 06
It is as long as your partner is fine with it and it is only an innocent dinner.
• United States
28 Oct 06
I think it's a little more complicated than that, but thanks for your opinion! :-)
@usmcsgtwife (4999)
• United States
28 Oct 06
ok does the wife know this person??? i think it's all about an issue of trust.. I don;t think I would not have a problem with it as long as I knew the person that my husband was going to dinner with.. It also depneds on there past if was an old girlfriend then I think I would not be to happy about it.
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• United States
28 Oct 06
My friend has never met the woman he's going to go to dinner with. She does have a problem with it, because he used to have a crush on this woman when they were in school. He claims that the woman was like a "sister" to him.
• United States
28 Oct 06
Oh yeah I would have a big problem with it.. I would need to meet the person first. I would tell my husband if she is like a sister then how come we have never met.
• United States
28 Oct 06
Amen! He sort of invited her, but told her she'd be bored (as more of an after-thought to make her feel better). I told her to go. But he hasn't gotten around to inviting her for real, yet. I told her that she has to go and to tell him that it wouldn't be boring to hear about when he was younger before they met.
• Canada
28 Oct 06
If it's just a friend, why would there be a problem?
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• United States
28 Oct 06
Because it's not as simple as that. He used to have a crush on the woman he's gong to dinner with.
• Canada
29 Oct 06
USED to have a crush. That doesn't mean he still has any kind of feelings for her. If there is any chance he does, then obviously it's not appropriate. Otherwise, I don't see a problem with it UNLESS it makes his wife uncomfortable in which case he should respect her feelings and either invite her along so she can see there's no problem or not go.
• United States
27 Oct 06
I think its okay if your husband is okay with it. If he feels uncomfortable or if you even think its a little weird then maybe it's not a good idea. Only you can tell, hope it works out. :)
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• United States
27 Oct 06
Actually, my friend's husband is planning on going to dinner and drinks for 3 hours with an old high school crush. I told her to keep her eyes WIDE open. She doesn't want to act jealous (brings up a trust issue fight). She may try to go along, but that also brings up a trust issue fight.
• Spain
28 Oct 06
I wouldnt be too happy about that:-0
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@hush5605 (674)
• United States
29 Oct 06
There is no harm going to dinner with an old friend if you are married as long as you have trust inyoru relationship and feel that the dinner would not lead to misunderstandings or generate feelings of rejection in your partner. You could always explain to the old friend that you are now married and take your spouse along with you and invite him/her to do the same. Surprisingly, you may find that you have a lot in common and the friendship could continue amongst the 4 of you as a result.
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• United States
29 Oct 06
I told her something similar. THanks!
@bodomgirl (1620)
• Italy
29 Oct 06
depends..if my partner is ok with that why not
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• United States
29 Oct 06
That's true, but unfortunately, my friend's husband is making it more difficult than it should be. He behavior is a little odd about the whole thing.
@manoj_k9 (159)
• India
29 Oct 06
yes its ok i dont think so its any problem
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• United States
29 Oct 06
Thanks for your opinion! :-)
@icequeen (2843)
• Canada
29 Oct 06
I think it is okay...if it is just dinner.
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• India
28 Oct 06
ya u can if ur partner is cool and open minded
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• United States
28 Oct 06
My friend wants to trust her hubby, but she's not so sure about this woman he's going to go to dinner with.
@Gianny (202)
• Romania
28 Oct 06
I think it's ok if u really want that .. go out with him and if u cant resist him.. bad luck make love with him.. and then divorce ... life goes on.. :D
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• United States
28 Oct 06
That's a very interesting perspective. But I think my friend wants to keep her hubby around. She doesn't want him to cheat on her.
@usmcsgtwife (4999)
• United States
28 Oct 06
as long as your partner is okay with it
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• United States
28 Oct 06
If only it were that simple. She's having a rough time with the idea of her hubby going. My heart goes out to her.
@Ynefz0r (834)
• Finland
28 Oct 06
You should tell your husband about it. That way he feels that you have nothing to hide right? Im sure it's okay if you remain friends... don't do anything stupid! If that guy starts babbling about some bull**** then just say that you're married and leave...:P
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• United States
28 Oct 06
It's not me that's going. It's my friend's hubby! I keep telling her that something smells fishy about the whole thing. If it were me, I wouldn't go unless hubby came with me and the other person's spouse was going, too.
@BVBF25 (753)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I say no. Let by gones be by gones. Your setting yourself up to re-kindle old feelings.
• United States
28 Oct 06
That's what I tried explaing to her. If only her hubby understood that.
• United States
28 Oct 06
so long as your spouse doesn't mind
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• United States
28 Oct 06
Unfortunately, my friend does mind that he's going. She us unsure of the other woman's intentions.
@istanto (8572)
• Indonesia
28 Oct 06
I think thats not a big problem, why not? if just dinner then it's ok
• United States
28 Oct 06
If only it were that simple, eh?
• India
28 Oct 06
absolutelly...no prbs at al..make ur spouse blv that its urs good old frnd. and enjoy good times...
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• United States
28 Oct 06
I think her situation is a little more complicated than that! But thanks for your opinion! :-)
@deeds14 (822)
• United States
28 Oct 06
My rule of thumb is, don't do anything that you wouldn't do in front of your husband/wife. This way, you're not being sneaky and won't break their trust. If he has a problem with it, I wouldn't go, it's just not worth it.
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• United States
28 Oct 06
She has a problem with it and he's going anyway. I hope they get through this in one piece.
• United States
28 Oct 06
angel baby - Angel baby
I think its fine, as long as you are in a place in your current relationship where you both feel completely comfortable and secure. In my relationship right now, my man would completely be fine with it. Because our trust and security is high enough to support such things. So, really, it depends on the couple and their maturity level and maturity of their relationship.
• United States
28 Oct 06
How wonderful that your relationship is so strong! I'm not sure that her marriage is that strong. I hope they can get through this.