"Friendship that insists upon agreement on all matters is not worth the name. Friendship to be real must ever sustain the weight of honest differences, however sharp they be. " ~ Mohandas Ghandi
"The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend. " ~ Abraham Lincoln
Have you even seen those old couples that look so friendly towards each other? Would it be wonderful if we could be friends and lovers at the same time? I know a few couples who have become friends: theirs is a strong marriage and they have the time of their lives.
The fact is that, one day that lust that first brought us together to our men will turn into routine and that in turn will turn into boredom; and that, in turn may destroy our relationship. However, if we become friends to our men, our lives will be infinitely more satisfying.
There are more advantages of friendship: we keep treating each other politely, we respect each other’ space, we are less demanding of attention and love, and we are more accepting of each other’s shortcomings, to name a few.
My friend Marli was married to this great men. They were such good friends and very caring of each other; they slept holding hands, if not embraced. Their relationship lasted until he died, a year ago. Based on their relationship, their two children build their own marriages and now, there are two other couples that remain friends with each other.
This is what happens with arranged marriages. None of the partners come with a great love/lust expectation; however, a strong friendship is developed and soon, love follows. If we could become friends with the fathers of our children, imagine how much more peace the world would have.
A Word of Advice Ladies: If we can become friends before we get involved with someone, so much the better. If not, it is never too late to start.
Gents: Consider having a friend instead of a mate. Your relationship will be more loving and fulfilling.
© Maria Moratto 2006
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