Woman Sparks Debate By Asking Her Husband To End Friendship With Female Colleague
A woman has taken to social media to share her concerns over her hubby's growing friendship with a female work colleague, questioning whether she can tell him to stop being mates with her for good.
Posting on parenting site MumsNet, the mama fumed that her husband has been staying late at drinks with the woman, working out in the gym together, and even texting outside of the office.
The concerned wife explained: "I met her at the work Christmas party and she was not what I expected at all.
"Annoyingly nice, very attractive and can well and truly hold her own with the team."
The woman added that she was 'instantly jealous' of her husband's 'extremely intelligent, fit and confident' work colleague when they first met.
"[Dear Husband] is her boss, but he has a lot of respect for her and is trying to get her promoted," the mum continued.
"When she started, she joined the same gym as [dear husband] and they go together every day, having recently trained and participated in a big event together, which involved them being away for a day.
"They both have a pretty strict attitude to food and they often send each other silly messages at night about food, snaps of what they have eaten etc."
But the woman was more frustrated that the pair have been staying late to have a drink together after work.
The MumsNet user explained: "Every Friday as a team they go out for drinks as a bigger team, here in lies the problem.
"I have found out that [dear husband] has been taking a cab home every Friday, not getting public transport as that means he can stay out later.
"A mutual friend told me everyone else, leaves normal time just [dear husband] and the female stay for one more."
She then questioned: "This is worrying me, why isn't he just coming home? I have been stuck with the [dear children] all week and I feel he should be coming home to help, not drinking with some random female."
Her husband also had plans to go to a big sporting event at the weekend with the woman, along with her own husband and their friends, which equally worried the MumsNet user.
While the she claimed she didn't mind them being pals in the workplace, she explained that she now wants them to end their close friendship on the outside.
Seeking advice from other mums, the frustrated woman added: "[Am I being unreasonable] to tell him to knock this friendship on the head for the sake of our relationship?"
Her words have divided other social media users, and have also sparked a debate over whether she can tell her husband who he can and can't be mates with.
Plenty suggested her tagging along when they go out, with one person replying: "Can you invite yourself along. The mutual friend is likely to be sh*t stirring. Has your [dear husband] ever done anything to cause concern before now?"
"Regardless of the sex of the friend, if my husband was putting more energy into their friendship that took away from me and the household I'd be making loud squeaky noises by now," fumed one person.
"You don't have to be the cool wife, get the f*cker told he's nudging your boundaries and you would like him to pull it back a bit."
"Leaving her aside, I'd be f*cked off at him opting out of family life so much. Does he spend any time at all with you, or with your children?" questioned another person.
But not everyone was so sympathetic to the woman, instead branding her 'jealous'.
"It think you're being ridiculous and jealous and need to wobble your head a bit. They're friends! Sometimes we meet people in life that we just click with, sometimes they're also the opposite gender, it doesn't have to be sexual or romantic," explained one user.
And another declared: "I think you are letting your jealousy overwhelm you."
"Stamping your feet and making demands will not get you anywhere. Either he is romantically/sexually interested in this woman, or he isn't," vented somebody else.
They continued: "Of course, it's also quite important whether she is interested in him - she has a partner, so may well consider him a supportive colleague and no more. But you cannot prevent a partner from preferring someone else to you."
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