If friendships are one of lifeís treasures then women are remarkable treasure hunters. We make friends at work, school, on the playground, at the supermarket and at church. But what about his friends? Can your sweetieís best buddies be your friends, too? Amid the bustle at Ashlandís Growers and Crafters Market we hunted for the answer: How do you make his friends your friends?

If friendships are one of lifeís treasures then women are remarkable treasure hunters. We make friends at work, school, on the playground, at the supermarket and at church. But what about his friends? Can your sweetieís best buddies be your friends, too? Amid the bustle at Ashlandís Growers and Crafters Market we hunted for the answer: How do you make his friends your friends?

Wendy Hood
Ashland
I normally feed them. I cook them a nice meal. Iím a chatty person and Iíve traveled a lot, so I can make friends quickly.

Chantel Suehring
Ashland
I think the best thing is finding out what their wivesí interests are. How do they relate to their own spouses and what their common interests are together. Socializing as couples is a joy in life that a person shouldnít go without.

NewLeaf
Ashland
Just by relaxing into the relationship and realizing youíre in it. Soften to the whole process. His friends are part of the package and if you donít like them you may be in the wrong situation.

Gen Smith
Medford
Having been married for 35 years, Iíve been very fortunate that many of my friends and their significant others are friends with my husband. Itís not always the women that become friends first. I feel fortunate that itís worked that way in my life.

Jan Chambers
Ashland
We have a 10 year difference in age and yes, we do have friends together. But we have to find friends where the wife is younger, so we can relate.

Iris Milan
Ashland
Weíve been married 51 years. I tend to be the more gregarious person. I like having people over, but Iíll ask people to go for a walk or to see a play. Itís interesting to find out what people have done in their past. Sometimes I just talk about the things they are interested in.

Deborah Holden
Ashland
My partner and I spend most of our time together. If he has a friend, I like to be flexible. Wine-tasting is our favorite thing to do with friends. But when it comes to watching sports, I say no.

Beth Heller
Talent
Yes, I try to make a connection. Thereís one man in Markís menís group who walks with him, and he visits with me beforehand. Through the years weíve found common interests and Iím now friends with his wife.

Rebekah Davis
Ashland
In my relationship weíre all already friends. I do give my partner a hard time, in a good natured way, about going off to shoot darts with his buddies.