Some will probably disagree with me, but I think you're right. Having male friends can cause major problems in a relationship. Maybe you can make male and female friends as a couple (i.e. hanging out with other married couples...). Often, when a woman wants to have many male friends, it is because she feels loved and desired by those men. I have a girlfriend who got married to a man in the navy. While he was away, she hung out with TONS of guys. She never cheated, but I know that if he knew that she was going to bars with 6-10 guys, he would feel uncomfortable or even angry. If the tables were turned, and your husband was going out with female friends often, you would probably either suspect he's a)gay or b)cheating. Your husband should be your best friend, and he should be the "male friend" you're looking for. I hope this helps - you are doing the right thing, and in doing so, you are building a stronger marriage. Good luck, hun!