Updated: Jan 21, 2022
“A friend is someone who knows everything about you and still loves you.”
A lot goes into a marriage, and at #6 is FRIENDSHIP.
Leia and I believe that being friends first and developing that relationship is key. Through friendship, you are already building a connection of mutual affection between each other. Starting with that foundation before getting into an intimate relationship usually makes the latter even stronger.
This isn’t true for every case, and we understand that. However, the one area that friendship offers before being married is the development of trust. It’s much easier to buy into love when you can trust the other person with your ideas, thoughts, emotions, and flaws.
Friends that embrace these things about you and vice versa can be part of the foundation for a long-lasting courtship. Just because you got married doesn’t mean you have to stop being each team friend. That friendship doesn’t go anywhere, and friends in relationships still have responsibilities as a friend.
(Here’s a little secret 🤫) Sometimes taking off the wife/husband hat and just being a friend is what your partner may need sometimes. Marriage has many responsibilities; however, being a friend is a belief that a friend KNOWS YOU as you are, UNDERSTANDS where you have been, ACCEPTS what you have become, and still gently allows you to GROW.
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