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Is my husband "too close" to his male friend?

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Question - (24 October 2010) 6 Answers - (Newest, 28 October 2010)
A female United States age 26-29, anonymous writes:

My husband met a Guy while he was overseas. They Guy is in his unit. now they text each other constantly. It was bothering me so I told my husband but it didn't do much good. They still text some through the week and all day on the weekends. The Guy is married as well. Should I be worried?

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A female reader, mrs.ajg United States +, writes (28 October 2010):

mrs.ajg agony auntTo the last anonymous female that answered today. I feel the same way you do. Me and my hubby have had problems since he got back from Afghanistan. I used to text him whenever I was away from home and he told me I texted him out of insecurity and that his male friend actually talk to him. It hurt me because I love him so much. Now I don't hear from my husband at all until I get home but he still text his friend. They conversate more than we do and I'm sick of being on the back burner!! You have every right to feel the way you feel girl.

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A female reader, anonymous, writes (27 October 2010):

I am curious as how it makes you feel exactly. I recently got married two months ago and before that I lived in another state than from my husband. He is in the Air Force and he has a close male friend as well. I have tried talking to him a few times about it. All the texting and the "bromance" is getting annoyinG!It seems as if he'd rather spend time with his male friend than me! I am tired of it! I feel like I can't say much about it because I'd feel like I am nagging him about it. I don't know what to do! I am at the end. He says he is working on it, but their text messages say otherwise! They work together so I don't see the need of texting him at work. It is very confusing for me. I am unsure if I am just blowing it out of proportion or should I be concerned.

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A female reader, mizz.butterflies United States +, writes (25 October 2010):

mizz.butterflies agony auntdon't talk about this for a while,then next time he brings his guy friend up(if he doesnt,u can ask him hows he doing) suggest you invite him and his wife over. (maybe christmas would be an appropriate time) ...u need to meet them in person to see how this guy friends marriage is.

it takes time...but...you will more likely get better results.

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A female reader, mrs.ajg United States +, writes (25 October 2010):

mrs.ajg agony auntWe talked about it today and he jumped down my throat about it. And yes they are both in the army but is it fair to put me on the back burner. He doesn't even like texting me when away from home

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A male reader, Cupid Boy Canada +, writes (24 October 2010):

Cupid Boy agony auntThey could just be having a "bromance". (Ever seen "I Love You Man"?) Doesn't mean anything else is going on. I'm sure if you were very close with a girl friend, you wouldn't appreciate your husband criticizing it.

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A male reader, slimfish New Zealand +, writes (24 October 2010):

slimfish agony aunti need more info on this one. were they in the army or such. if so then its very normal to form a very close bond.

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