4. Someone you can candidly vent to. Sometimes you just need to vent about whatever is annoying you about your partner and a friend can be that healthy outlet. However, for bigger issues your friend shouldn’t be the only one that you’re communicating with. You can save the small ones or the minor venting for friends, but don’t forget that you should also be able to talk openly with your lover.
5. Make sure it’s a trustworthy and rationale friend that has met your partner. If your friend knows your significant other, it’s easier for that friend to provide objective and more useful advice. Your friend will be able to see both sides and hopefully help you to a clear path of resolution.