A lot of couples lose their social life after getting married — majority even. To couples like these, it’s all about work and home.
But do you know that research has found that couples that still spend time together with their friends have better relationships?
According to a research published in the journal Personal Relationships, dating couples who hang out with couple-friends wind up feeling closer to each other. Also, a few researches from the 80s found that couples with a larger percentage of shared friends, either couples or individuals are happier in their relationships and have a greater chance of staying together than couples with a large percentage of individual friends.
These researches show that there is a somewhat connection that makes couples who spend time together with friends happier.
I would share four vital reasons you shouldn’t ditch your friends after getting married.
1. FRIENDS LIGHTEN THE MOOD
A lot of marriages have more tense moods than light ones. But spending time together with friends would definitely guarantee laughter, entertainment and a lighter mood. This would help create a better atmosphere in your home; every home needs a lighter mood than a tense one.
2. FRIENDSHIP SHARE CERTAIN IMPORTANT CHARACTERISTICS WITH GOOD RELATIONSHIPS AND MARRIAGES
Friendship is all about bond, love and connection; friendship is about togetherness and being there for each other. These are what friendship truly signifies and in essence those traits are what’s found in a good marriage. So when couples get to share these emotions with other friends, it would only help solidify their union.
3. FRIENDS ARE A BIG PART OF OUR LIVES
Friends are an important part of our lives; from childhood to adulthood, friends have always been in the picture. So taking them off after marriage isn’t always ideal; except it’s a bad friendship then it should be nurtured alongside your marriage. Besides, you would definitely need your friends around you, during your happy and sad moments.
4. HAPPY MOMENTS HELP RELATIONSHIPS
Happy moments add a certain spice to a marriage. A lot of marriage suffer because they rarely have happy moments. A time with friends is definitely a time that would be guaranteed with happy moments. This would definitely help you and your partner more than you can imagine.
Also, spending time together with friends who are also married would help act like knives that sharpen each other. You bond together and probably try to connect more with your own partner just because you know your pals are connecting better too; this reaction to connecting with each other comes spontaneously and it would make your marriage better.
Rather than make your marriage a dull one, create happy moments with each other and one way this can be achieved is by spending time with friends that matters.