I do believe there are certain times where it's okay to ask this of them, but of course there is a line between asking out of respect for the relationship and asking/telling because you are possessive and distrustful of your partner.
What are your thoughts on this?
- Yes, it's acceptable sometimes.65% (46)57% (37)61% (83)Vote
- No, it is never acceptable.24% (17)31% (20)27% (37)Vote
- Other...(please explain in comment section)11% (8)12% (8)12% (16)Vote
Most Helpful Guy
Its not ok to FORCE your SO to not talk to someone, or to be angry or possessive of them. But it IS ok to express to your SO that you are hurt by it.
The ball is then in THEIR court, to decide whether your feelings, or having the other person around is more more important to them.
And really, this can be applied to almost any situation.1
Most Helpful Girl
There is someone that I have asked him not to speak to. He agreed. I guess I think it's okay because it wasn't an order or a command. If he wanted to speak to them he could have said no to me and done it. I would have no way to stop him not would I have attempted to do so. It was a request that he chose to accept, knowing he could say no if he wanted. I think it's okay as long as your partner isn't forced to do it, like if it's not an ultimatum like ignore them or I break up with you, that kind of thing.3