Healthy "Couple" Friendships

Friends play a lot of roles in your life, but did you know that they can also be good for your marriage?

Developing good friendships with other married couples is a great way to expand your horizons, and add flair to your marriage. And when you make friends with the right couples, it can actually strengthen your relationship.

No spouse can meet all of your emotional needs. Men need friendships with other men, and women need other females in their life to talk to. We all need the help and support of someone who understands what we’re going through. And what better arrangement than to find a couple that you both enjoy being with?

Just make sure that the friendships are healthy ones. While some couples can set a good example, others can actually bring you down. So make friends with people who treat each other with respect and love, and then let that set the tone for your friendship.

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