Love is a complex and beautiful journey, and it takes unexpected turns that can leave us bewildered yet fulfilled. Imagine the person you once shared your school tiffin with, someone who helped you conquer the challenges of homework, evolving into your lifetime partner.
Falling in love with your best friend is a unique and profound experience that eminent couples therapist and relationship counsellor, Shivani Misri Sadhoo, sheds light on. In this exploration, let’s unravel five incredible aspects of such relationships that make them extraordinary.
What are those great things that may happen when your best friend is in a relationship with you?
Shivani Sadhoo talks about 5 such things that you may get to see. These are
1. You are Comfortable
When you date your best friend, there exists an inherent understanding, a shared history, and a level of comfort that allows both individuals to be unapologetically themselves. You can express your thoughts and feelings with ease. Conversations flow effortlessly, unburdened by the need for pretence or careful filtering.
The laughter is genuine, the silences are unladen with tension, and the shared moments carry the weight of a cherished history. The deep emotional connection between the two of you serves as a sturdy bridge between friendship and romance that facilitates a smooth transition into a more intimate and profound relationship. An implicit trust has been cultivated through the highs and lows of the friendship, forming a solid foundation for a romantic journey.
2. Better Communication
Effective communication is the bedrock of any successful relationship, and falling in love with your best friend often enhances this crucial aspect. The comfort level established during years of friendship allows for open and honest communication, making it easier for both partners to express their feelings, needs, and concerns. This strengthens the bond truly.
3. Discover Each Other Anew
Dating your best friend lets you find new sides of each other. Romantic involvement with a best friend unveils unexplored facets, offering a novel perspective beyond the confines of a typical friendship. Shared laughter and camaraderie take on deeper hues of intimacy, fostering a profound connection.
Emotional layers unfold, exposing vulnerabilities and strengths previously unnoticed. The dynamics shift, allowing both individuals to navigate uncharted territory, discovering nuances that may have remained concealed. This unique journey transforms the familiarity of friendship into a complex web of romantic subtleties, nurturing an increased understanding and admiration for one another.
4. Pay More Attention To Each Other
Dating your best friend enhances interpersonal connections. In this unique dynamic, elevated attention and active listening become prominent. Unlike casual conversations, you delve into meaningful discussions, valuing each other’s opinions.
For instance, during a dinner date, you might discuss future goals or share personal aspirations, creating a deeper bond through attentive communication. This increased focus fosters a richer understanding of one another, strengthening the foundation of the relationship and nurturing emotional intimacy.
5. Faster Reconciliation
Dating your best friend cultivates a unique bond where forgiveness flows effortlessly. The depth of friendship forms a foundation of understanding, allowing both to navigate through disagreements swiftly.
For instance, if a miscommunication arises, the shared history and mutual respect enable quick reconciliation. Unlike typical relationships, the profound connection as friends-turned-partners expedites the process of forgiveness, enhancing the harmony and resilience of the romantic bond.
So, if you find yourself falling for your best friend, embrace the beauty of this transformation, for it may just be the beginning of a love story that transcends the ordinary and stands the test of time.
Shivani Misri Sadhoo is an internationally recommended relationship Counsellor by world’s biggest and most trusted study and research-based foundation for couples therapy – Gottman Institute. She is trained on specialised key relationship counselling Skills from AIIMS, VIMHANS and various other reputed institutions. Counselor Shivani Misri Sadhoo, is also Certified for Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
Counsellor Shivani Misri Sadhoo is also a Certified Neuro Linguistic Practitioner with specialised training and experience in the field of affairs/betrayals, trust issues, difficulty communicating, conflicting values, bereavement, grief and loss (affairs, separation, divorce, childhood) and emotional health issue (anxiety, social anxiety, fear, depression, low mood).
Currently, Shivani Misri Sadhoo is one of the top counsellors with the HIGHEST Success Rate with over 17,000 happy couples and individuals (based in India and abroad), who has benefited from her therapy. Psychologist and Counselor Shivani Misri Sadhoo not only practice independently from her clinic in Greater Kailash, Delhi, India but also listed on the panel of eminent hospitals like IBS Hospital – Institute of Brain & Spine, Express Clinic, Fortis (formerly) based in Delhi.