“I want to marry my best friend.” Ladies – do not make this mistake. Your boyfriend/husband should never be your best friend.
It’s sweet to think that he might be. That he’s the human being you can tell everything to. He’s your person. He’s the one that’s going to be there for you forever and ever. All that fuzzy bubblegum logic. Undoubtedly your partner should be someone that you can rely on, who will take care of you and whom you can take care of in return. He should be a significant part of your life but he shouldn’t be your best friend.
Why? Because when the sh*t hits the fan, you’re going to need someone outside the relationship to talk to. If he’s your best friend, who are you going to bounce things off of when the relationship isn’t going exactly as you want? Who is going to talk to you about your dream of going to medical school without having their own agenda? Who is going to discuss the merits of Shemar Moore’s butt with you over ice cream and chick flicks? That is the job of your best friend, not your partner.