Once you’ve moved past that “honeymoon phase” of your relationship, you begin to notice that what initially attracted you to your mate is only a very small part of the equation. The best relationships have a strong friendship as the foundation, and there’s research to prove it.
In fact, they actually had double the happiness rate compared to couples who didn’t say their spouse was their best friend. So, if you’re wondering what the key to a long and happy marriage may be, definitely take your friendship status into account.
Whether you’re already married or just hope to settle down with your partner in the future, here are some ways to tell if you’re with your true friend
1. You Don’t Mind Doing Nothing Together
Not only do you not mind doing nothing together, you’d rather do nothing with your partner than do something with anyone else.
2. You Hate To Be Apart
When you are away from each other, you miss the other person. And probably still text/call them 1,000 times.
3. You Can Tell Them Anything
If you feel as though you can talk about your goals, your deepest secrets and more without judgment from your significant other, then they’re definitely best friend-status.
4. You Have Funny Nicknames Or Inside Jokes
If you and your lover basically have a secret language at this point, then, yeah. I think it’s safe to say you two are besties.
5. You Feel Like Yourself When You’re With Them
When you can truly let your guard down around this person and don’t feel the need to impress them by getting all dressed up or anything like that, then you’ve reached a serious friendship with your mate.