Falling In Love With My Best Friend Is The Best Thing That Happened To Me
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Falling In Love With My Best Friend Is The Best Thing That Happened To Me

Four years and four months later, we're engaged.

Falling In Love With My Best Friend Is The Best Thing That Happened To Me
Paiton Lami

This may seem super cheesy, but it is one-hundred percent true. I fell in love with my best friend and it could not have ended better.

I meet Austin when I was a sophomore in high school, but I was dating someone else. He was this sleepy kid in my Pre-AP Chemistry and Pre-AP U.S. History classes that honestly seemed like he had no idea that was happening at any point in time. We were on the block schedule so each class was one and half hours long and Austin was a constant in half of my day every day.

He quickly became someone I confided in, about all the problems I was having with my boyfriend at the time.

We had inside jokes - we were constantly laughing. One of mine and Austin's friends, Tom, even joked about Austin and I acting more like a couple than I did with my boyfriend. That being said, let me make it clear that I did not ever cheat. That's not the kind of person I am. Nor the person I ever want to be.

I do admit, that I felt closer to Austin than anyone else at that point. We had lunch together, we began texting all the time. He was my best friend. I wanted to tell him everything. He was the first person I ran too when anything happened - in show choir, in classes, in my relationship, in stupid fights with my siblings.

We fell in love. Hard. I went through a breakup, but I wasn't as upset as I should have been. Because Austin was right there for me when I needed him. He helped me get over the break up without pushing his feelings on me.

Four years and four months later, we're engaged and happily together.

Being best friends first really helped out transition into significant others become seamless. I already told him everything about myself and vice versa. I still want to go to him with everything that's ever happened to me.

What works for us is the complete honesty we give with each other because best friends are always honest with each other and that didn't cease to happen when we began dating.

I wouldn't wish for us getting together to change ever. We have a beautiful romance that I'm hoping to last a lifetime.

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