Marriage is something that freaks many people out, knowing that you’ll have to spend the rest of your life with another person. There are thousands of questions running in your mind regarding your future married life. However, these concerns vanish when you end up marrying the person you’ve known since ages; that’s right, your best friend! We, in this LoveBondings post, tell you some reasons as to why you should marry your best friend.
“You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.”
― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
Marriage is for an eternity, a really, really long time that you will spend with someone by your side always. You will be living with this person under one roof, sharing each and everything, seeing the ups and downs in life together, breathing the same air, and seeing his/her face everyday for the rest of your life. Who else would you want to do all this with, other than your bestie? Married life is indeed a roller coaster ride full of twists and turns for everyone, but when you know that your best friend is with you at all times, you’ll enjoy it even more and get through it easily.
A recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research showed that, married people are much happier than singles, and those who consider their spouse to be their best friend get about twice as much life satisfaction from marriage as compared to others. A successful marriage is one where you can be yourself without being judged, and that one person is definitely your best friend. Friendship is the first step towards any successful marriage, because your spouse would be the one you’ll want to see every day, and in good or bad times as well. You would want someone whom you can confide in, enjoy their company, and support each other through thick and thin. So, if you’ve fallen in love with your best friend, then don’t hesitate in taking a step ahead, because your marriage will surely be a bliss and make your journey all the more better. Here’s why you should consider marrying your best friend.
Marry Your Best Friend Because…
You Know Each Other In and Out
You both know each other so well, that by looking at each other’s faces, you can tell what the other person may be thinking. You are aware of each other’s likes and dislikes, more than your own; for example, favorite movies, music, sports, drinks etc. Therefore, the getting-to-know-each-other phase will be skipped, and you won’t have to take efforts to know each other. But there will be no hidden surprises and disappointments, which may happen if you marry someone who you don’t know that well.
You Can Be Yourself
As best friends, you know each others flaws and still choose to stick with them, no matter what. A true friend will always look for the best in you, and find ways to bring out the good in you. There can be days when you may not look beautiful or handsome, but your best friend will keep loving you the same way. You can behave and do all those crazy things in front of him/her, without being conscious. Nothing can be embarrassing to even discuss or do with your best friend around.
You’ll Have a Partner in Crime for a Lifetime
If you’ve been best friends with your spouse the entire life, right from your childhood, you surely may be remembering all the crazy, stupid, and mischievous things that you’ve done together. You must have been partners in many crimes and have laughed over. Growing up or marrying doesn’t mean that you’ll stop having fun. We’re sure you want to do something like that even now. Is there anything better than having a person you can be crazy with, and who loves you more than anything in this world?
You’ll Have Fun Always
You would obviously want to marry someone you enjoy spending time with. We need fun an excitement in every walk of life. The ability to have fun is one thing that will keep your relationship strong throughout. So, who can be better than your bestie to enjoy your life with, no matter what the two of you end up doing?
The Love Will Be Unconditional
No matter what you do or how much ever you fight, your best friend will always be there for you. They won’t judge you, look down upon you, or make you feel bad about yourself. They only know how to lift up your spirits, and make you see a ray of light even at the darkest of times. They will not put any conditions before you, and will love you for who you are, without expecting much in return!
You Share the Same Interests and Goals
You both have so many common interests and goals that you won’t ever get bored of each other. Whatever you may choose to do, the other person will always be ready for it. Moreover, they’ll respect your choices even if they don’t understand them. Having the same interests also gives you a better chance of bonding with each other. As they say, “The couple that plays together, stays together.”
You Can’t Stay Mad at Each Other for Too Long
You’ve seen each other at the worst, and even had the worst of fights, but eventually made up and started off from where you had left before. A small argument will not jeopardize your relationship. And whenever you fight, you know that you can’t stay mad at each other for too long, because you know you’ll miss each other and feel bad for picking up a fight. Isn’t that how a relationship or marriage should be?
Life Would Be An Adventure
Our daily activities and craziest of adventures are the best when done with best friends. No matter how crazy your dreams or adventures may be, they’ll be the first ones to always support you. Be it a small outing or a backpacking trip abroad, they’ll also be the best company you can have on all your trips and adventures, because you know your best friend is as crazy as you, or probably more crazier than you; that’s why you’re friends, right?
Life is Better With Them Around
Life is indeed better when you have your best friend standing by you always. Whatever happens, good or bad, they are the ones you want to go to first with the news, because telling them makes it more exciting or easy for you. A best friend will always watch your back, and put your needs before their own desires. You indeed become a better person when you are in love. It makes you more patient, and teaches you how to deal with every situation.
You’ll Become A Better Person
Your best friend loves you even when you don’t deserve it. They love you even if you’ve let them down many times. However, they will also be honest on your face, and tell you when you are screwing up big time in life. They’ll let you know when you are being rude, selfish, intolerable, cranky, etc., and criticize you without you misunderstanding the main point behind it. They constantly push you towards being a better person in life, and help you grow in a relationship.
Grow Old Together
Growing old with the person you love is the best thing in the world. They are the ones who’ve stood by you in your good and bad times. Even when you grow old,
you can’t stop being crazy with your best friend by your side. Because, if you have your best friend by your side, you’ll always be young at heart even when you grow old.
And you should also marry your best friend because…
You can’t wait to hang out together, and look forward to meeting each other almost every day.
All your other friends think that you are a ‘couple’ already, and your families, including your dog, approve of each other as well.
With them around, you’ll always feel at home whichever part of the planet you may be in.
You won’t have to worry about disclosing your ‘past’ relationships, because you both share a common past. Also, there won’t be any scope for getting jealous of an ex here.
The transition from best friends to lovers, and eventually to spouses, is the best thing that can happen to anybody. How much ever cliche it may sound, but always look for a friend in your spouse, and your life’s journey will be fun, with more ups than downs. Of course, these were just a few reasons to marry your best friend. There are many, many more. So, how many of you have married your best friends here, or are going to? Do let us know in the comments sections below.