The Significance Of Friendship In A Marriage
Source: Open Talk Magazine 12/12/2010 21:13:00
A lot of people are struggling to make their marriage work. Things remain good for a year or two but tend to tarnish away after some time. What is the reason behind this? Those who said “marriage is for keeps”, are they wrong? No they were not wrong. In fact there are a lot of relationships where people stay happily married and in love “till death do them part”. The only difference here is that they have a different approach to their relationship and partner.
Let us see what makes their relationship so different and special.
Friendship is what keeps their relationship going. The fact that a married couple is still friends with each other keeps their relationship grow stronger day by day. Every marriage counselor and expert would talk about the importance of friendship in marriage.
A marriage built on friendship will definitely flourish. You would be able to share a lot of laughter and fun with each other and this is what will make your relationship going stronger and stronger. Here are a few reasons why friendship in marriage makes it work:
Here are a few reasons why friendship is so important in a marriage.
- Friendship creates fun: Friendship in a marriage will create loads of memories of laughter and fun you guys indulged in together. According to and old adage “when choosing a husband, count the times he made you laugh.”
- Communication is easier: Friendship leads to open and sincere communication. This means no secrets and no lies. This builds trust which is an important element of any relationship.
- You will never be lonely: Friendship in marriage means that you will never have to stay lonely. There is always someone special to share beautiful things and sorrows with you. You are around someone with whom you can be yourself and pour your heart out any time you want. So develop a beautiful friendship out of your marriage and you will never have to live alone.
- Makes your life richer: Is there a wealth in this world that can be compared to the greatness of true friendship? Certainly not. Similarly, you will enjoy the riches of life if you make your spouse your best friend. ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â»Ã‚Â¿
Short and Snappy:
Friendship is the key to a wonderful and blissful relationship. There are a lot of factors that can rob us of our physical beauty and charm such as childbirth, disease and age. True friendship does not get affected by this. It still works hard to sustain the relationship with your spouse. So it is imperative for dating partners to grow their friendship prior to taking the relationship to another level. Friendship makes life easy to handle and makes marriage a fulfilling relationship in every aspect. It also acts as a string tie that binds two people together in a relationship.
Hence if you are truly interested in having your marriage for keeps and share a wonderful relationship with your spouse make sure that you make friends with him/her.