This hasn't happened to me, before speculation or whatever starts. lol. I've just seen it a few times, and particularly recently, and it made me cringe.
Now, I'm not talking about FAMILY issues (particularly with HIS or HER family, rather than your own), nor am I talking about an issue that actually involves him... but let's say YOUR boss is being a jerk. Or YOUR GIRLFRIENDS are having a falling out (you're involved in it). Something like that. Something that really has nothing to do with him except for the fact he's your partner.
Is it okay for him to fight for you? As in, go in and tell your gfs off. Give your boss a call and a talking to?
Whenever I see this happen, I shake my head and think, "Oh guys... you're creating more issues by involving them..." and think it's a really dumb idea in the majority of situations.
If you're NOT COPING (seriously not coping) or abuse or whatever is involved... then fair enough... but when it's just a bit of a tiff or something that honestly, isn't that serious... is it okay to get your partner involved?
What do you think?