Monday, March 26, 2018

Quotables #8

 
 
Why it speaks to me: Sorry, Anna, not sure I agree with you on this one!  I don't think your partner HAS to be your best friend, but they probably most likely are, right?  I mean, you probably have a lot in common, you spend a lot of time together, and they're with you through the highs and lows of life.  Sounds like a best friend to me!

 
Why it speaks to me:  I identified so much with this quote when I first read it.  This describes pretty well how I feel too often in my own life.  I'm afraid of speaking up, of joining a conversation, of having people take notice of me, because I'm nervous of how I will appear to them.  I wish I had more courage!

 
Why it speaks to me: This one just makes me chuckle - I mean, that's all?  Sounds like a very sensible list of qualities to look for in a man, haha!
 
Which of these is your favorite?
 

29 comments:

  1. I definitely relate the most to the one in the middle. That is a battle that I often fight and I wish I had more wins against myself.

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    1. I know - as I get older, I just feel like I should be able to get over my shyness and anxiety, yet I can't.

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  2. These quotes are great! I do relate the 2nd one, but I feel like I've made progress especially in the last year or so. It's only taken me most of my life - ha! Which probably means that it is definitely a learning process for many of us. The 1st one - well, that is definitely true in my life. My husband and I were really good friends before we became 'loves' and that was in our teens. He's been my best friend my whole life practically. I always say that often you would do things for your best friend that might be harder for your spouse or partner or 'great love'. As to the 3rd - well, there's a reason I like J.D. Robb's Eve Dallas and Roarke series, though Roarke is not obsessed with Italy. LOL

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    1. Going back over this, what I meant to say is that the 1st one is 'not' true in my life. Ha! And then, etc.

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    2. I related a lot to the 2nd one, too, and hopefully someday I can make more progress in this area!

      I think it's great when people are friends first and then become something more - you know you have a great foundation!

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  3. I relate to the second quote too. And I disagree with the Anna Faris quote, at least for me. I think there are different kinds of friends sure but my partner is my best friend for sure and I think that is important.

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    1. I agree, I probably have a couple "best" friends, but one of them is definitely my husband. I think sometimes with romantic relationships, there can be a tendency to try to hide parts of yourself or your life that may not be so appealing, but with friends you're more likely to open up and be honest. But I think you need to be that way with your partner, too!

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  4. Haha, that last one is totally me. Probably why I’m single . . .

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Haha! No, it's good to have high standards!

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  5. I also disagree with the Anna Faris quote. I don't think there is any requirement that they have to be a best friend, but as you said, they probably are! My partner is definitely my best friend and I can't imagine what it would be like if I didn't think of him that way. Totally identify with the second one as well--it's hard.

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    1. I know! I can't really picture a relationship where your partner isn't your best friend (or one of your closest friends). It makes me wonder what kinds of things you're relying on your friends for that your partner doesn't give you.

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  6. The second quote is my favorite because I also identify with it. :)

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    1. Yes, it seems like a lot of us around here do, too!

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  7. Whoo hoo! You quoted one of my favorite books - How to Disappear!!! That's a great quote, because I think everyone has felt a little bit like that at one point in their life.

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    1. Yay!! I really loved the book, and that quote jumped out at me.

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  8. I'm so glad you disagreed with quote one b/c my experience is that my mate is my best bud and was before we upped it to mate status. :)
    I got a laugh out of number three.

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    1. Aww, how sweet!

      Haha, so did I! It just made me laugh because the character was being so serious, like she didn't see anything wrong at all with requiring all these things in a man!

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  9. You're right, I think the best relationships are built on friendships first.

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    1. I think even if you don't start out as friends first (like my husband and I started dating basically immediately after we met), it can become that over time, and that's important to me as well. He's not just my husband, he's someone I genuinely like and like spending time with.

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  10. That last one had me laughing as well! I think that is a pretty simple request. lol

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    1. LOL, I mean, really! Nothing wrong with it!

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  11. I love these posts so much!! :)

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  12. I like the sentiment of the Anna Faris one, as I think there is a lot of pressure for people to always refer to their partner as their best friend, and maybe not everyone’s relationship is like that. But at the same time I agree with you that your partner most likely is your best friend. That’s definitely the case for me! :)
    Great quotes! :)

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    1. Thanks, Laura! Yeah, sometimes I think it's a cliche when I'm watching wedding shows and literally everyone says they're marrying their best friend, but maybe it's true!

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  13. The second quote is definitely relatable for me too :) And as my husband is my best friend in so many ways, I tend to disagree with Anna Faris as well.

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    1. Yeah, it seems like a lot of people are disagreeing with her!

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  14. Huh. The first quote definitely doesn't have me sold. I think your partner is your BEST friend, but at the same time it's good to have more than just one friend. Good friendships are important as are healthy social interactions!

    The second quote is very inspirational and I love the third. It's awesome.

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    1. Exactly, I think I have more than one best friend, but my husband is definitely one of them.

      I think the third is my favorite, it just makes me laugh!

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