When I married I had no idea just how intimate, intense, and involving it would be. Before marriage most people think about it as being similar to living fulltime with a good friend. Truly, the best marriages are built on friendship, but it goes far beyond the boundaries of friendship to something that is unique to the marriage relationship, or at least it should be.
I think many marriages end because couples don’t manage to get to that level. As for me, marriage was much more than I bargained for and I’m so glad it was. I’m happier and healthier because of it.
Take Away: Friendship is the foundation for a strong marriage.