OT: Is your spouse your best friend? Should they be?
I was curious about other's thoughts on this topic.
For me, I guess it depends on how you define best friend.
Does best mean MOST reliable. Are they there for you through all of life's ups and downs?
Does it mean you can tell them anything?
I guess, if I had a spouse, I would expect them to stand by me no matter how much I could contribute financially, no matter the number on the scale or wrinkles on my face. I'd expect them to stick with me to the end and look out for me.
However, I consider my BEST friend to be my best female friend. My bestie. She's the one I can talk about my SO with. She's dependable, trustworthy and loyal, but I don't expect the level of lifetime commitment from her that I would expect from him.
I expect my SO to be my truest friend but not necessarily my best friend, as I understand it. Does that make any sense?
What sayeth you?