“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”
— Walter Winchell

Believe it or not, the secret to a long-lasting, successful marriage is not romance or sex but friendship. At the very core of making your marriage work is building your friendship. Friendship ties you together such that even on your worst days you can still stand with each other as best friends do.

Many couples assume that marriage will automatically build friendship; this is false. Love and friendship are choices you make. You must invest in building and nurturing a strong friendship with each other.

You will not love each other every day but you have to like each other every day, and this is why you must be friends. In fact, as Ann Landers puts it, “love is friendship that has caught fire.”

In the next 5 days you will be taking a look at what you need to do to build friendship as a couple, in order to have a failure-proof marriage.