Do you have friends who are bad for your marriage?
It could be the never married friend who has a very low opinion of men, or the divorced friend who thinks all men are horrible, or the friend in a bad marriage who assumes every other woman has it just as bad but won’t admit it. Or it might be a friend who’s down on marriage or men for no easily discernable reason. Regardless of who or why, having a friend who’s bad for your marriage isn’t acceptable. If she won’t stop bashing marriage and/or men, cut her loose. Studies find our friends opinions strongly influence our thinking, and the risk is too great.
Paul – I’m XY, and I feel the same about men who are down on women and/or marriage.