Welcome to the 2023 DMK Marriage Workshop    

Marriage Saving Ideas  |  Tips  |  Stories  |  Resources

Marriage Saving Tip: Every spouse needs to feel more important than his/her spouse's friends, job, family, sports and hobbies.

Marriage Saving Tip: While each spouse should demonstrate strength, courage and determination in the world, it's okay to be vulnerable to each other.


Q. Jealous Husband 

My husband is jealous of my male co-worker.  I told him I am not interested in any other person but him, but he still brings it up.  At first I thought it was cute that he was jealous, but now I can't even talk about work or my co-worker without him making a rude comment. I like my job and don't want to leave.  My co-worker is also a friend and don't want to lose him either.  What can I do to make the situation go away?  

A. Experienced Wife Opinion

It's important to recognize the exact reasons your spouse is jealous.  Despite your co-worker being only a friend, your spouse may feel threatened for reasons other than fear of an "adulterous relationship".  If you talk about your friend and the time you spend with one another, your spouse may simply want to share a similar relationship with you.  You should reassure your spouse that your friend is not a threat, but that you do value the friendship and your job a great deal and have no plans to change.  When your husband is rude, you should let him know you won't tolerate that behavior and that if he wants you to consider his feelings he should voice his opinions with respect for you, your job and your friend.  

A. Experienced Husband Opinion

A long marriage includes a great deal of sacrifice and compromise.  You both need to bend a bit on this situation.  Your spouse should always be more important than a friend or a job.  It's possible your spouse may sense something about your friends' intentions indicating a relationship that is heading towards more than a friendship. While this may not be in any way what you think or feel, you and your friends' intentions may not be the same.

However, quitting a job over unfounded jealousy is unnecessary and your spouse should understand that.   He could just be an insecure husband who needs to be reminded that his wife is free to choose her friends and place of employment.  Either way, both need to be empathetic and patient with one another.

Regarding your comment that you wanted the situation to go away, it may come down to a picking your battles scenario.  Choosing to reduce time spent with or talking about a friend may be worth saving a marriage if it gets to a point of "him or me".  Before that happens though, a marriage counselor may be helpful. 


Find Marriage Counselors Near You 

Click here


The information provided by respective owner's ("we", "us" or "our) on Divorce Me Knot (referenced also as "DivorceMeKnot.com", "dmk", "DMK", "OurDMK.com", "OurDMK", "application" or "site") is for general informational purposes only and is subject to change with or without notice. All information on our site and application is provided in good faith, however we make no representation, guarantee or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, validity, adequacy, reliability, availability or completeness of any information on the site or application.

The information in articles and all content on this site should not be considered psychological or behavioral health therapy, counseling or legal, financial, real estate, mortgage, insurance or professional advice. It should not be used in place of professional advice from a licensed professional or credentialed expert. Providers of content on this site, herein known as "Contributors" (inclusive of, but not limited to writers, bloggers, editors, employees, developers, graphic designers, advertisers, partners, affiliates, references, experts, professionals and site owners) are not legally liable for any misinformation, errors or omissions. Names, details and images may have been changed in the content of this site.

Under no circumstances should DMK and/or it's Contributors have any liability to users of the site for any loss or damage incurred to users as a result of the use of this site or application or reliance of any information provided on the site or application. Use of the site or application and reliance on any information from the site or application is solely at the user's own risk.

For complete site disclaimers review "Disclaimers" on this site or click the link below.

Read Complete Site Disclaimers Here