Friends are the most valuable gifts bestowed upon us on this earth. They are the ones who are not necessarily physically present with us all the time but definitely make it a point to celebrate our joys and share our sorrows. They support us through thick and thin. There is a very famous quote that says, “A friend is he who walks in, when the whole world walks out.” This statement is very true indeed.
You can tell a friend all your secrets without the slightest fear of being judged. A friend is someone with whom you are so vulnerable and yet the strongest as you know you can trust him undoubtedly. In friendship, you accept the person as he is and neither of you needs to pretend to be someone else just to make the other happy. When you meet a person for the first time and you bond with him, you do not look for any flaws in his personality.
You accept a friend wholeheartedly with all his shortcomings, without too many expectations. In romantic involvements, on the other hand, you tend to be judgmental. Your main concern will be to find out whether the opposite person will be in a position to fulfill all your dreams and will be able to keep you happy. Appearances or looks also play a very important role when you are thinking of marriage, but this never really matters when making friends.
A person may always be at his best behavior in order to impress his future mate; however, if you are true friends, there is no pretense at all and the person is his true self. Since you know a friend inside out, there is hardly any risk of feeling cheated in the future, as you will have accepted this person as he is. Nevertheless, one cannot predict for how long love will last in a relationship. Even when best friends marry, everlasting love cannot be guaranteed.
According to many psychology experts, even when you marry your best buddy, expectations change. The level of commitment that you expect from a friend is very different from what you expect from your spouse even if it is the same person. If you disagree with your friend, you can just walk away; but in a marital relationship, things may not be that simple. Thus, to make a relationship stronger and more beautiful, both partners should strive to be good lovers, whilst being the best of friends for each other.