Many married women have a best friend of the opposite sex. That seems to be perfectly healthy. In fact, they say that opposite sex friends make better friends because they bring very different perspectives to any relationship. My wife and I both have close friendships with members of the opposite sex. We often hear warnings that this can be dangerous to a marriage. We trust each other completely, and we feel that these friendships are very valuable and beneficial to us. Why should we deny ourselves the pleasure of a relationship with over half our social circle?

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