We’re looking at women from coast to coast to coast to tell us whether or not your significant other, partner and/or lover should be your best friend. Is the friendship-romance combo the best there is — or can relationships flourish without the foundation of camaraderie?
As it turns out, it depends on who you ask. Here’s what these Canadian women have to say.
Friendship saw us through a miscarriage
—Sophie Clodge, 31, Ottawa, ON
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From friends to lovers
—Madison Lee, 23, Niagara Falls ON
—Caylla Harvey, 33, Kamploops, BC
Innate social needs cannot be filled by just one person
—Cate Sandilands, 34, Squamish, BC
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The term ‘best friend’ is odd
—Linnea Currie-Roberts, 31, Toronto, ON
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A partner I’m proud to call my best friend
—Charisse Aznar, 33, Toronto, ON
Take away the romantic layers
—Kelsey Miller, 31, Victoria BC
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Sleeping with your best friend is amazing
It’s great sleeping with your best friend.”
—Nicole Garnette, 33, Scarborough, ON
Relationships serve different purposes
—Lindsey Rabbie, 34, Ottawa, ON
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‘Should’ sounds forced
—Steffi Pratt, 33, Toronto, ON
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A bond like no other
—Sarah Blair, 32, Victoria, BC
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Not for the faint of heart
—Alexa Keeler, 31, Toronto, ON
Your partner may incidentally become your best friend
—Sandy De Almeida, 40, Toronto, ON
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Maybe not best friends
—Heather Kulikowsky, 45, London ON
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True friendship is tough to come by
—Susie Rieder, Vancouver, BC
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Your lover should not replace your friend circle
—Sarah McBride, 27, Edmonton, AB
If your husband is your bestie, who are you going to talk about him to?
—Stav Alexiou, London, ON
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I can’t wait to marry my best friend
—Sam Kohn, 40, London ON
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