I saw another post about asking your DH for permission for something..and it reminded me of my friend. I have a very laid back hubby, i can do pretty much whatever i want, whenever i want. I dont necessarily 'ask permisssion',but i'll run things by him and make sure he's cool with it, we have enough money in the bank, or if it involves leaving the kids home, making sure he's available with work, etc. So that means, if i want to go to the beach one day with just a couple adult friends, i can. If i want to go out and have a couple of drinks one night, no problem. However, my friend, who just got married in Oct of last year, who has no kids, has issues doing anything. A couple weeks ago we and another mutual friend decided to take a few hours and go to the beach for lunch and lay out since it's been a while since we've all gotten together. Her DH was cool with it.. until she got home. She told me a few days ago that he actually blew up on her because he was soooo upset, that we were gone for 4 hours and he swore she told him we'd be 'a couple hours', and that it was right in the middle of the day so it ruined their time together. I think this is ridiculous, but maybe im just spoiled...? Every time i suggest a girls night, lunch, or even for the both of them to come over and hang out with me and DH or go do something together, it's always such a big deal. She has to run things by him, make sure he has plans to do something with himself if he isnt going to be involved, whatever. Also, me and 3 other girlfriends of mine just went to the keys this past weekend for a lil adult getaway... she was supposed to come, he told her she could when she first asked, then his answer changed to a flat-out NO because he wanted to spend time with her, even though they were going on a vacation together a week later. I just have a hard time understanding how as an adult with no kids, plenty of money, and a husband who she sees everyday and spends every weekend with, can't have one day to herself to see any of her friends, not even including me. I have 2 kids, a husband, 3 dogs, and a house to take care of, but my husband knows and understands that we each need time to ourselves to enjoy life. Do any of you have husbands like mine? Like hers? What's your take on it?