He is my best friend. She and her husband, Dave , are the founders of the Facebook Marriage Page and are the co-founders of StrongerMarriages. Theory, research, and interventions pp. The origins of friendships. Below, 10 things opposite-sex besties wish other people understood about their bond: For instance, can you think of a freedom you are exercising with the opposite sex that you should consider surrendering for the sake of bolstering and fortifying your marital union? And, before you know it, you realize that some major boundaries have been crossed, and you are afraid to tell your spouse about it. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 29, 5, Do you ever compare your mate to your friend? Unless every man captured before him was released as well, McCain declined the offer. The equation for infidelity often looks like this: Cultivating a friendship without your partner's knowledge could seem like an emotional affair, even if you don't cross any boundaries. Being zealous for one another is not necessarily a bad thing. Is your mate unaware of your opposite-sex friendship? Are friends of opposite sex toxic to relationship? With his right leg broken around the knee, right arm in three places, as well as his left arm, he managed to kick up to the surface to fill his lungs with air, right before sinking back down only to be forced to kick back up again for more air.