I have never had a husband soo I’m not quite sure what the appropriate etiquette is when meeting your husband’s girl friend. By girl friend I quite literally mean, a friend that happens to be a girl. A friend you never plan to see or call or text or whatever, but when you see each other, of course you say hi. Well I CAN tell you what you shouldn’t do. I saw a friend the other day at the gym and he came to say hello. He was recently married so I asked him about married life. As he was responding, a girl walked up and this was the rest of the convo:
Me: “Oh is this your cute wife?!?”
Boy: “Yeah!! (blank), this is Amber, we were in the same ward at Alpine Village!”
Wife: “I know” (looks pissed and walks off)
Ohhh umm… Well that was unnecessarily awkward and rather uncomfortable. Anyways….
I seriously have felt so awful about that whole scenario ever since and I have no idea why. I didn’t do anything wrong.. I said hi to her husband, DID NOT give him a hug or flirt in any, way, shape, or form, asked him about married life, and I have never met this girl, I was friendly to her, but yet I still felt so bad for making her mad. Why was she so mad?! This is a boy I have ZERO history with. Not even one date. Just simple friends.
I didn’t know if I should write this, with the slim chance of this couple reading this.. but then I thought maybe she should read this? That is not how you meet someone. Especially one of your husband’s friends. I mean when I am dating someone, I want to make an effort to be friends with his friends.. I am sure that is how most married couples are as well. Or at least I thought… maybe not though.