I've always had mix feelings about the whole 'my boyfriend/hubby is my best friend' concept. Don't get me wrong: I do acknowledge the crucial importance of the friendship component on any mature and romantic relationship - the fun, the rapport, the honesty, the comfort, the intimacy...My point is that, once you are in a committed relationship with your significant other -involving a great deal of sharing and compromising- I still think that referring to him/her as 'my best friend' falls a bit short.
The reason why I want to write about it, is because two of the males I love and admire the most in the world told me the same thing 'your significant other has to be your best friend.' Is it just a matter of a 'label' or is there much more? Down the road -as in years and decades into a relationship- is friendship what hold couples together?
During the first years of relationship -on the honeymoon-ish phase...- is it be good idea to open a 'friendship account' and maintain a healthy balance so that it can transfer funds to the 'romantic account' when it hits red numbers?
I would love to have you guys weighting in...