Q&A: Why doesn't my husband like that I go out with friends?

Q: I love going out with my friends on weekends for a break from the kids but my husband doesn’t like it. What do you think?

A: The question is: why doesn’t he like it? My guess is he may not feel secure in your love. He may feel like you’re drawing your emotional support from your friends rather than him—that you’re neglecting him because you’d rather be with your friends than with him. Whenever a person, male or female, resists what their spouse is doing, it’s often because their own emotional needs are not being met. I suggest you make sure you know your husband’s love language and give him heavy doses of that love language. When he feels secure in your love, he can give you the freedom to have an evening with your friends.