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4 Reasons I DIDN’T Marry My Best Friend

I’m not here to say that best friends can’t fall in love and get married – but honestly, that’s not how it usually works out… and for good reason, too! Your best friends and your eventual spouse typically offer you different things that you need in life. What your spouse DOES offer you – and the aspects of your relationship that make it different than an everyday friendship – are truly worth cherishing however, so don’t be dismayed.

Here’s what makes it different…

Intimacy

This is kind of a no-brainer isn’t it?

After all, we aren’t intimate with our best friends in the ways we are with our spouses in our bedrooms.

I get it. That’s not the only way to be intimate, however.

The ability to truly open yourself up to someone- raw and unashamed– is something that only comes from a relationship such as marriage. It’s an unbelievable feeling to know that there is ONE person in the whole world that you can truly have the freedom to be yourself around without judgement. If that isn’t intimate than I don’t know what is.

Exclusivity

I know the word “best” typically refers to something/ someone that is a singular thing or person higher than others but let’s be honest: most people have more than one BEST FRIEND.

In fact, best friends are usually groups of people that have connected and grown together over the years, such as college roommates, colleagues or members of a team.

So when it comes to your husband, it’s the exclusivity that you get from that relationship, that is unlike any other friendship. Your friends have other friends… but your husband only has ONE WIFE… YOU!

Companionship

At the end of the day it’s the person sitting across the dinner table from you or sharing a space in bed, that is your true companion in life. Friends come and go in our lives like chapters of a book- some longer, some shorter- but our spouses are committed companions for life.

Just knowing that there will always be someone to lean on and experience life with in such a way as this is incredibly moving… and something that I believe married couples should always hold dear to their hearts.

Building a Family

There’s nothing more exclusive to a marriage than starting and raising a family together. Through your love for one another you have a unique opportunity to create something truly beautiful- and that’s children to carry on your legacies for generations to come.

 

To love, always,

Lawrence + Nathalie

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- Nathalie francis

Marriage is....absolutely beautiful! Yes, it’s also hard. And frustrating. And at times, exhausting. But most of the time - and even in those difficult moments - having your partner to love and lean on is always better than any day without them. And perhaps, that IS the beauty of marriage: the fact that you can have this individual that frustrates you over insignificant things (honestly, just put the dishes away!) but in the end, you still know there’s a connection between the two of you that can never be broken.

"Marriage is beautiful!"

- Lawrence Francis

Never stop learning about each other. With the hustle and bustle of life it’s easy to forget that marriage truly is a special experience - and it’s not a given. There are plenty of people who never marry- or do, only to have it end in heartbreak. Finding the person you want to spend the rest of your life with is a gift, so don’t forget to treasure it day in and day out. Make it a point to keep dating one another well past the “I Do’s” so that you always feel cherished, wanted and appreciated by one another. 

"Never stop learning."

Dear Newlywed,