How many people feel as though they have attained that type of ideal?
And do psychologists confirm this new paradigm is a good one to strive for?
In addition, valuing friendship also decreased the chances of the couple breaking up.
Best-friend love is starting to sound better and better.
” Those who considered their partner their best friend were indeed much more satisfied in their relationship than those who didn’t.
This finding is consistent with research showing that relationships with more companionate love – based on friendship, feelings of affection, comfort and shared interests – last longer and are more satisfying.
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