|Made for each other|
I was reading an online article about Cindy Crawford a couple of days ago and was startled when she commented that she didn’t know if she and ex-husband Richard Gere had actually ever been friends. I mean, I guess that explains why things didn’t work out.
The story got me thinking about my own love (lost and found). While my ex and I knew each other peripherally before we started dating, we weren’t what you’d call friends, nor were we friends during our dating years. We went from acquaintances to a period of getting to know each other to a long-term relationship.
With my now-husband, it was different. We started out as friends and eventually began dating. Today we are still best friends, which is what it should be in a relationship and in a marriage.
Have you ever dated or married someone you weren’t friends with? How did that turn out? I think friendship is a key component to a successful and enduring love. In fact, if you’re in an intimate relationship with a person who’s not also your friend, I would question its future potential. Seriously, it’s something to think about. (For the record, though, if you’re already married to this person, I’m not advocating separation or divorce).
I know this isn’t a typical friendship post, but it is the week leading up to Valentine’s Day and I wanted to proclaim:
S + D = Best Friends Forever!!
Dear readers, I hope you can say the same (different initials, of course!) of your significant other. If you don’t have a partner and are looking, keep the friendship aspect in mind. If you don’t have a partner and don’t want one, no worries; it’s not for everybody. Just make sure you have at least one good friend to hang out with and with whom to poke fun at the rest of us.