Social Dilemma-Is It Okay For A Male Friend To Call You Honey??

Today's social dilemma came from an email I received, and I found it really interesting because this is something I do all the time.  Here's the email.  Hi Jaime, I have a dilemma and I'm really hoping you can talk about this on the air because I could use some help with dealing with this problem and with dealing with my husband.   I have a very close male friend who I've been friends with forever even before I was married.  His name is Jarrod.  Jarrod calls me baby or boo or hon all the time in this way, "Hey baby, how are you?"  or "Hey hon, how are things with the Tony (my husband) and the kids"   This drives my husband Tony crazy.  He wants me to call up Jarrod and tell him to stop.  I think he's making a big deal out of this because Jarrod uses these kinds of terms for every single one of his female friends.  It's just how he talks so I know it's not directed at me personally.  Also Jarrod is married with two kids of his own.  And I know he's very happy and it doesn't bother his wife at all.  Thinking about calling up my friend to have this conversation makes me feel so uncomfortable. It will be so awkward and could possibly put up a barrier in our friendship that wasn't there before. Quite frankly, I wouldn't even know how to bring it up.  What would you do if you were me?  Would you try to call Jarrod and ask him to stop or try to convince my husband Tony to stop being jealous over nothing.  Help!  I'll be listening Jaime.  Thank you so much ~ Jilly.  

Well, for me, I call people honey and sweetie and all kinds of terms of endearment all the time.  Most people know it's just who I am.  I won't do it with people I've just met, but all of my friends and my sweetie knows its just who I am.   I would try to explain that to your husband that Jarrod is just that way and that there is nothing to be upset about.   What do you think?  Let me know on the 98-3 TRY Facebook page.  

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