My partner is totally my best friend. Is that corny to admit? Well, regardless, it’s true. There is no one I’m closer to than my SO. We’ve been through a lot together. We’ve had amazing adventures and weathered some incredibly painful experiences, but we got through it all because we both love and genuinely like each other. It’s the best of both worlds, and now that I’ve experienced it I’d never settle for less — and neither should you. Fortunately, there are plenty of signs your partner will be your best friend forever, and they’re pretty easy to spot if you’re looking for them.
It’s all about how you treat each other and how you feel when you’re together. Can you imagine a version of your life without them, or does every possible future feature them in some role? Do you feel like you’re free to fully be yourself, or do you feel like there are parts of you that are better to hold back when your SO is around? If it’s the former, then you’re probably on your way to becoming best friends and lovers. Here’s how to know for sure if your boo is also your bestie for life.
During the honeymoon phase, it can feel almost impossible to get a couple to spend time apart. But what happens when you finally, naturally escape from that initial love cocoon? Are you relieved to finally get some time with your friend, or have you discovered that the person you really, genuinely want to spend your time with and have all your experiences with is your partner? Not because of that new relationship energy, but because you really like just spending time with them. If a weekend in pajamas marathoning Netflix really is better than hitting the club with your girls, then your partner has moved to the top of your friends list.