Is your romantic partner also your friend?
And if so do you treat this significant other like a friend/confidant ? Can you tell him or her anything without reprisal?
Yes, he is my best friend...for 43 years. We have friends but we prefer each other's company to anyone else's.
Yes! We actually started out as friends before we started dating. I really believe the strongest relationships are couples that can be each others friends as well.
My husband and I were acquaintances in high school. Actually went on ONE date - but between my awkwardness and him being shy it never went beyond that. We kind of kept tabs on each other through the years like when we got married (to other people), had kids, got divorced... After a lot of water under the bridge and nearly 20 years later we had another date and we've been together since.
He is my best friend. We can talk to each other. We express our feelings and have respectful disagreements. We've had highs and serious lows - and I mean lows that would test any marriage but we've been together nearly ten years and have never gone to bed angry at each other.
I hope that answered your question.
Yes, he is my best friend. We were friends before we started dating. It blossomed from there and now, here we are, 21 years later, closer than we ever thought imaginable and still going strong
In most cases yes your romantic partner can be your friend and you can share your conversations if you feel your romantic partner is trustworthy there should be no doubt in telling them what is on your mind.
Absolutely, he's my best friend, confidante, adviser. I won't say that I never say anything that upsets him, but I can trust him to think about it before offering a response, so it's usually quite constructive. I work from home and he's a stay-at-home, so we're one of the only couples I know who can spend all day, every day together and rarely ever fight. We talk all the time about everything from business, to hobbies, to politics, and so on as well as personal topics. Neither of us are very social people, so we're both quite happy with no company other than each other and the kids. If I need to just vent to someone without necessarily needing a response, I have a dog who is an excellent listener for that. Everything else, my husband is the first person I want to tell.
by JulietduPreez 7 years ago
What do you look for in a person as a romantic partner?Not things like trust and communication....things beyond the standard ones. Like intelligence or enjoys the same activities as me or is introverted etc.
by Penelope Hart 6 years ago
Have you managed to remain very good friends with your very first important 'best friend'? How?Why? What is it about this friendship that is so dear, or important, or particular that it has lasted a lifetime?
by L.A. Walsh 9 years ago
Pros and cons of buying a house/living with 1-2 members of your romantic partner's extended family.While it may be a good idea financially to share rent/mortgage payments with others is it worth compromising your privacy?
by kennith109 7 years ago
what if your girlfriend is also your bestfriend?
by Johnathan David 14 months ago
What's the difference between a friend, a true friend and a best friend?I just want your viewpoints on the certain stages of friendship and what they mean to you..
by Rosie Rose 7 years ago
Do you think it is good to have your spouse/partner to be your best friend as well?My late husband was my best friend, and so when my husband died, I lost my best friend too.
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