I get it: you and your boyfriend or husband are best friends. And that is great! You should date and/or marry your best friend. This is someone with whom you can guarantee you’ll share a life of laughter, adventures, and support. There are few differences between your romantic partner and your platonic best friend. You use the toilet in front of them both. You call each one out on their bulls*&t. You share a sense of humor with them. But the limited differences are important and they are this: you have sex with your romantic partner, and you don’t have sex with your platonic friend. And you tell your platonic friend everything, but you shouldn’t tell your romantic partner everything. These are pretty important differences to remember. Really, following those rules can prevent a lot of drama in your life. Here are things you shouldn’t tell your partner, no matter how close you are.
You saved my life/I couldn’t live without you
Maybe your partner did save your life. Maybe you met him just at a time when you didn’t believe in yourself, when you didn’t have much of a social life because you were new to the area, and when you didn’t have self-love. But never tell your partner you can’t live without him because A) Yes, you can. You did before and B) That’s a lot of pressure to put on somebody.