I'm glad I got a couple of comments on my last post because I was feeling a little vulnerable admitting my bristling about marriage and best friends. I am not saying you can't marry your best friend. It is just not the only option or that there is something lacking.
I am happy to say I am marrying my partner and lover and adventure mate. There is mutual love and respect. We both want this relationship as much as the other person. There is balance. I feel we are both in this together, and that seems like a great way to start!