Every day we hear yet another bit of advice about what it takes to have a marriage that lasts. The latest: Find a spouse who can be your best friend.
Seems pretty obvious, doesn’t it?
Kindness, companionship, a special someone to come home to…
For many of us, the friendship we have with our spouse is what we value the most in our relationship. And according to recent research, friendship plays a key role in what makes a good marriage even better.
Mind you, the researchers aren’t saying that you have to start out as best friends. They’re saying that, over the course of a lifetime, those who consider their partner to be their best friend are happier, in part, because their friendship is a comfort to them as they face life’s ups and downs.
As happens with all research, the skeptics and naysayers chime in.
Some say that…
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