Marry Your Best Friend!
If everyone married their best friend don't you think people would be much happier with their marriages?
"In a paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, which controlled for pre-marriage happiness levels, found that married people are both happier and more satisfied with their lives than those who remain single. And the satisfaction the reportedly lasted for decades, not fading away after the "honeymoon" period.
One reason the study gives for why marriages remain so satisfying, is the role of friendship. The study found that the "well-being effects of marriage are about twice as large for those whose spouse is also their best friend."
According to the study, women benefit more from being married to their best friend than men do. But, women are also less likely to regard their spouse as their best friend."* (Today's Health)
I don't know if this article is agreeing with me or not, but I do know that before I loved Richard, I liked him. Before I married him he was my friend. And it worked for us.
Couples who are in long-term, successful marriages will often call their spouse their best friend. I think if you can call your spouse your best friend that means that you like them. And liking them is as important as loving them! If not more important!
Do you think it is important to marry your best friend?
It worked for me. It might not work for everyone. I am happy I married my best friend.
|My best friend and me!!|