People often refer to their partner for life, as their best friend. There are many similarities between the ways that you interact with your best friends and in your main relationship. Relationship counselors will encourage you to look for the best in any relationship and to work on any skills that you consider lacking.
What Is Your Friend Like?
When you have an excellent communication working well with a best friend, this will almost certainly work with a deep level of understanding and a high level of trust. You will show a great deal of interest in what’s going on in your friend’s life and they will share similar conversations about you. You will build communication so that you quickly understand how each other is feeling and during conversations where things are said or not said.
Relationship counselors will remind you that best friends accept you exactly as you are. Where somebody wishes to change you significantly, they are obviously not happy or content with the person they originally chose.
When you talk, you know that your friend is going to listen very carefully, set aside all social media and not try to change the subject, however difficult it is. You will both feel extremely comfortable sharing any information with each other, even details of your most intimate moments.
You will understand, through your relationship counselors, that you will be open to questions about the amount of time you wish to spend with this individual and consider how you react when you are with that person and do you change when you are with them?
A close best friend will help you feel safe and secure. Although you should always be careful in what you say, are you having to consider every sentence before it is uttered?
Where the individual is always supportive and treats you with great respect, there is every reason to believe that this will continue and your trust levels will remain high.
Meeting with your counselor will help you establish how close your relationship is in comparison to the type of friend that you would prefer to spend time with during the next few years of your life.