The Gottman Institute has done studies to show that couples that are best friends have longer, happier relationships than those that don’t. Are you and your spouse best friends? What about good friends? Are you friends at all?
It can be very easy to lose your friendship with your spouse over the years. As responsibilities and chores take over, our focus can move away from this aspect of our relationship and turn into more of a partnership. While being partners with your spouse is important, so is being friends.