I’ve been making more of an effort to make friends with people recently. I’ve become really reclusive over the last year or so, staying home most of the time or just spending time with the children or Tom and I thought it would be good for me to interact with others a little more. I’ve made a couple of friends with the mums at the girls’ school and my friendship with my neighbour, Jade, has been getting much stronger but Tom never has a good word to say about any of them. He says that Jade is mental and is just using me, that my friend Donna is a snob and that she looks down her nose at us, and that my new friend, Carol, is a freak. He says that I can’t judge people properly and I always make friends with people that are no good for me. I don’t agree, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with any of them.
Tom’s always saying that I should make new friends and go out more and do something other than be in the house with him but as soon as I try, he finds reasons why I shouldn’t be friends with the people I’ve met. I don’t understand him.