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Your Spouse Is Your Best Friend
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No one person can make a relationship work. There has to be a give and take, there has to be compromise. When you truly love someone you would do anything for them. You will accept them for who they are not what they have or who you want them to be.

There are times in a relationship when things may not be going well; we all have our ups and downs. The problems may be internal or external. I think sometimes we let outsiders influence our thinking and our actions. This in turn causes conflict in the relationship.

There are people who may not have a good honest relationship and just can not handle when others have them. The only way to resolve any type of conflict within a relationship is to communicate. You have to tell the other person how you feel, why you feel that way and how you think it can be resolved.

Many times people don’t express their feelings to each other, only they know the true reason why. There are so many, maybe they are afraid of how to tell the other person, or maybe they just don’t think it will help. Most people who have the ability to effectively communicate with their spouse have a much healthier relationship. They also have better relationships outside of their home as well. They don’t keep things bottled up and end up resenting the other person. How can you resent someone when you have never told them how you feel?

Your spouse should be the one person you can tell anything to, without fear of judgment. Even though no one should judge you for what you do or say. There is nothing easy about a relationship, it is a job, you have to work at it everyday and there is no break. But when you love the person it is a very rewarding and fulfilling life experience. You should never take your spouse for granted. They are (or should) be always there for you and you should always be there for them.

We all have outside activities we participate in and they make us feel important or reward us in some way. These activities or another person should never come before your spouse. This could possibly make them feel like you don’t want or need them anymore.

In life it can be so hard to balance all of the responsibilities you may have, but it is not impossible. When problems occur they should be dealt with as soon as possible. The longer you wait to communicate an issue with your spouse the harder it will be to explain the situation; they may start to have trust concerns with you.

When you begin a relationship with someone it is honest and true (or it should be). If there are things you have done in your life you are not proud of you should share them with the other person. If it is something other people know about don’t you think they would rather hear it for you then someone else? You can never go wrong with being honest with someone, but it is up to them how they handle what you tell them. You can not hold it against them what they decide to do. But you can feel proud knowing you were honest and hope they will accept what you tell them.

Your spouse should be your best friend, lover, and confidant, all in one. You should both work together to make your relationship healthy and strong. No matter who or what comes along you should fight it together and never let anyone tear you apart.


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Beautiful! Such truth in every single word, sentence and paragraph! When I met my boyfriend one day we were talking about our situations- exes, kids, living arrangements, etc... In mid sentence he stopped talking and said "People HAVE to be HONEST! If people want their relationships to last and to prosper you HAVE TO BE BEST FRIENDS AND BE HONEST AT ALL TIMES EVEN IF WE MAY BE EMBARRASSED ABOUT SOMETHING....ALWAYS TELL THE TRUTH TO YOUR BEST FRIEND! If you DONT have that... you have NOTHING and the relationship WILL fail! So in saying all of this...Will You be My Best Friend?" I fell in love with him right then and there, I swear! And we DO! We are very truthful and open with one another. All of our friends wonder how we do it. We tell them Its NOT hard to be honest/besties at all!. What IS hard...is lying!! It just takes too much energy! And there is NO reward at the outcome...

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  about 7 years ago

Thanks for comfirming this truth Julie...A well as lover and helper best friend is vital to a healthy relationship.

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  about 8 years ago
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