Can a man and a woman remain friends even after marriage?

I want to ask the ladies and gentlemen on this forum if they have been close to a particular friend of the opposite sex before marriage and whether they have managed to maintain the same strong friendship even after they got married or has the intensity dwindled with time?


It depends. If the friends were close, they will feel inclined to carry on that friendship. Now maybe not at the same level as before, because obviously marriages mean responsibilities, but the parties involved won't let the friendship die down because of that.

If people want to be friends, they will be friends, but then, many factors will weigh in when the intensity of the friendship is to be determined after a marriage.


It all depends on the intensity and the kind of friendship one shared. It would be very difficult to offer a generalised comment.


Agree with Kavya. I have had lady friends, dating from both before and after marriage. The friendships have remained strong, though the time spent has obviously reduced in the case of the older friendships. In my opinion, the quality of friendship with the opposite sex will not have any issue if the spouses have confidence and faith in each other.


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