3 Benefits of Being YourPartners Best Friend

All great relationships start as friendships

Do you agree?  Should you be best friends with your partner?  While some relationships benefit from not being each other’s best friends, other relationships flourish from being each other’s best friend. There is no one right way to have a relationship, but having friendship qualities in your partner doesn’t hurt.

3 benefits of being your partner’s best friend:

  1. Shared interests: Having shared interests and things to bond over outside your relationship, will help to keep your relationship fun and exciting. Also, you and your partner can introduce each other to new activities which help each of you get to know each other better.
  2. You can be honest: You and your best friend keep it real, you tell each other your secrets, dreams, and opinions. This trait in a friendship can transfer to relationships. There’s nothing better than sharing your fears, wishes, and goals with the person you love most, and having them in your corner when you need them most or celebrate a win can help to deepen your bond.
  3. You see your partner for who they are: We all know those couples where one partner acts different in social situations, they have to hide a part of who they are because their partner is around. That is not a healthy way to live, nor a healthy relationship. Being friends with your partner, you are in different social situations and learn to embrace each other’s silly side with friends and more serious side during family gatherings- no hiding!

These elements of being best friends can enhance your most significant relationship.  It’s great to have them, but If you don’t, the two of you can work on building them into your relationship!

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