Is Friendship the flavor of happy married life? Few get married to a friend and retain friendship even after marriage.:-D Few get married and find a friend in their spouse. Few lose a friend after marriage.:-( To start with: One of my friends got married to her best friend. For few months he remained a friend, but, with time he started behaving more like a husband. His change brought lot of frustration in both their life. The bitterness grew and led to divorce. I also know a couple who are married for 15 years now. They met during their college days, became good friends, then lovers and now they are happily married couple. Their personality is so different, but, I am amazed to see how they click. When I asked the man, he told me I accept her the way she is and when I asked the woman she told me I accept him the way he is. She does not like his relatives and he has kept them away. He often visits his relatives alone and she does not mind that. She is a shopholic and has to visit a mall every day. He does not stop her from it. She demands that he takes them out every Sunday and he willingly obliges. He promises that he would be home by 7 and returns at 11. She does not grumble. He never participates in the academic growth of the children. She has accepted it. He never stays back home if anybody falls sick (either her or the children), most of them he does not give a courtesy call home to find out howz the health. She does not complain. She is sure he has completely forgotten that somebody is sick at home. He suddenly calls up to inform that very senior officials are going to be home for wine and dinner. I have often seen him demanding for cheese, cherries, pineapple, masala pappads, and many such items with the guests around. She has to keep every item stacked up in the kitchen and she does not know what he would yell out for. These differences have made no place for this couple. They are still the best of friends. Miss X was very reluctant to get married to Mr Y because his upbringing was from Kerala while her upbringing was from Mumbai. They had to start their life in Mumbai, but, she was not sure of life with him. She got engaged to him (obedient daughter) and later married him after two months. During those two months she was surprised with greeting cards and gifts from her fiancé on “Valentine’s Day” and her “Birthday” which fell in those two months. Whenever he met her he would gift her some soft toys and cards and even ask her out for lunch / dinner. She was told by friends that he must have done some homework of City girl’s demands and is acting accordingly. Finally the ‘D’ day arrived and she got married. She is happily married today with two kids. She was surprised to have a great friend in her husband. She would often tell her colleagues that he his very less of a husband and more of her best friend. Have you found a friend or lost a friend in your husband????