We all know that it is important to have friends and keep those relationships a priority in our lives. But have you ever considered the importance of having couple friends, a couple that you and your partner can be close to? Having couple friends is very important and there are several reasons why.
The very act of having couple friends is a good support for your marriage. By making friends with a couple, it is a statement that you are making that says you feel your marriage is secure enough to make a friendship with another couple. This is a reassuring statement to you, your spouse and others about how secure you are feeling in your marriage.
You have someone who understands what you are going through when you have couple friends. More than likely, the couple you are friends with is in a similar place in their life as you and your partner are. Whether you are dealing with grad school, having children or parenting teenagers, you can go through it together, sharing the challenges and celebrating the little victories along the way.
In addition, couple friends will be your support when you face hard times throughout life. If you have a parent that is ill or you need childcare when you have the flu, you can usually count on the couple that you are close to for help.
Your couple friends will pull for your relationship when no one else does. They care about you and will encourage you to hang in there and not give up when tough times come. You know that they are in your corner and rooting for you to make it. They are not the kind of friends that will encourage you to get a divorce or talk badly against your partner. They are the ones that will take up for your spouse and turn your attention back to all the things that made you fall in love with them in the first place. They are on the side of your relationship.
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