I love my best friend, I love my boyfriend. These two people who hold such special places in my heart should love each other like I love them. In theory, if I have enough in common with both of them to have such a strong bond with each, shouldn't the two of them also have the potential to form a real relationship with each other? It should be an all out love fest whenever the three of us get together...except it's not. 'Tis sad but true, my best friend and boyfriend do not quite get along. If I am honest with myself, I could have easily foreseen this. All they have in common with each other is me. Poll: Do You Care If His Best Friend Is A Woman?
Actually, it's not just that I am the only thing forcing them to spend time together, but that they are both the exact personification of what the other finds annoying. If they could see beyond the fact that they disagree on everything, they would see that they disagree in exactly the same way. I love them both because they are opinionated, strong, confident in who they are and what they believe in and are never afraid to tell you what they really think. The qualities they share are the same qualities that prevent them from ever seeing the other clearly. Though they are polar opposites in how they think, look and prioritize, they show their displeasure in an eerily similar manner. The question is: how much do they actually need to get along? Watch: Should My Spouse Be My Best Friend?
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