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Jealous over hugging a guy?

I have many guy friends and when I see them I always hug them to say hello. Well my husband gets all weirded out and gets jealous when I do this, it's a major overreaction to it I think.

I mean what am I supposed to do when someone tries to hug me, push them away and say no? lol
Is it me or is he overreacting? Do your men get jealous over silly things too?

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Asked by WishyClarkson at 2:31 PM on Apr. 28, 2010 in Relationships

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  • my dh used to until this chick he's friends with hugged him i shut him up quick

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:32 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • Wow!! Over a HUG?! Sounds a bit controlling and he is definitely overreacting! You should NOT feel guilty about that :(

    Answer by mamie2shoes at 2:34 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • take a serious look at how you are hugging.... too long? too tight? full body press?
    Unless your hubby is a nut job.. this is how he feels, you should respect his feelings.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:34 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • lol, nikjoy

    Answer by dkej242 at 2:37 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • mine doesnt, but I get jealous when he hugs women. Even our really good friends. thats my own isecurities, not me thinking he will cheat.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:41 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • You know NikJoy might have a point.


    Answer by Anonymous at 2:41 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • i think it has more to do with how you're raised. i'm part of a big Italian family. we hug and kiss people when we're introduced to them lol! my DH used to react the same as yours, until he spent some time with my family. now he understands that it's a cultural thing, not at all sexual.


    Answer by bestmommyeber at 2:41 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • does he hug female friends, how does it make you feel, especially if they are attractive?

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:09 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • I had a close friend who cut off all contact with me when she saw me hug her boyfriend. I didnt see what the big deal was, because it was just a freakin hug. I hug many people. I was also engaged at the time and didnt have my eyes on anyone else but my fiance. She has always been the jealous type though. I feel sorry for him because he probably cant have any female friends.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:09 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • In our culture, it is acceptable for a gentleman to hug a woman friend and to shake hands with a guy friend. I know for me, all the men I know will give a quick embrace to me and then shake my husband's hand. Even his boss does this. So your husband needs to get used to this or risk offending people by being this way.

    Answer by kathyartist2007 at 4:05 PM on Apr. 28, 2010

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