Every day that I'm at work, I download and listen to a podcast of the Bob & Sheri Show; which is a syndicated morning radio show that used to air here EONS ago and, for whatever reason, the "powers that be" decided that this wasn't a prime market (even though we are right down the road from where they broadcast) and took them off the air here (yeah, I'm still not happy about that). Usually, I don't care for morning "drive time" shows because they usually irritate the hell out of me. But this show? This show, I love.
And although, I'm still aggravated (what? 10 years later?) that they aren't broadcast here anymore, I do enjoy listening to the podcasts because now I get to hear the show in its entirety.
Anyway...onto the purpose of this post. They have a segment in the show where they pose a topic and have callers call in with their stories or thoughts. It's sometimes hilarious and sometimes quite sad. Sometimes the topic is shallow and funny (such as What Did You Blow Up With Fireworks [or something like that] and sometimes it's a really deep topic. Such as the one today.
Today the topic was based on a quote that Sheri had read from Friedrich Nietzche (yeah, I know..... She's really smart and deep and all that [and funny!]. I could have lied and told you all that it was a quote *I* had read - but we'd all know better) which read (ahem)
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."
Needless to say, this spawned quite few calls. Which got me to wondering, is it true? According to some of the calls, it isn't; but according to the majority of the calls it is. So what say you?
Do you have to be " best friends" with your partner - and do everything together to have a good marriage? Or, as an article I just read this afternoon suggests (which I CANNOT find ANYWHERE - so if you read the article and can point me to it you get extra brownie points!), are you better off being separate entities who have your own pursuits and hobbies?