Q: When greeting female friends and family, my husband kisses them on the lips (even though I have asked him many times not to do so). I think it’s disgusting and rude and also spreads germs. I have even heard him say, “Hi, give me a kiss.” to friends and family that do not kiss him right away. He puckers up and smacks them right on the lips.
A: No, it is not appropriate for your husband to say “give me a kiss” or to kiss family and friends on the lips. In fact, some people, even if they are family and friends, do not care for such intimacy. If it’s customary among your family and friends to kiss when greeting each other, a simple peck on the cheek is appropriate.