This is the problem facing a woman on the website Mumsnet.
She has been with her husband for nearly 10 years and they have a child who is almost 18 months old. The husband’s longtime best friend is female, which the woman admits bothered her at first.
“However, after all these years, I can honestly say that I have no issues with her,” she added.
“I class her as a friend as well and actually find it nice that my husband has such a close friend.”
The woman says her husband has 10 days off work coming up, and has found out that his best friend has some of that time off as well. They’ve begun making plans to have five nights away together.
“He did ask if I would like to come as well, and our child, but unfortunately I cannot have the time off due to work commitments,” she writes.
“For the record, my issue isn’t him going away with his friend, it’s more the issue that he wants to go away and leave us for five days when we get limited time together as it is.”