One surefire way to make your marriage last a lifetime is to meet your spouse when you're 14 years old, work closely with him or her for nearly a decade as TV love interests, let your lives carry on in two different directions only to eventually unite in matrimony and co-parenthood wayyyyy down the line.
It's, like, not even hard.
Mila Kunis did just that with husband Ashton Kutcher. Not only are they blissfully happy together, but they are incapable of keeping secrets from one another.
The “Bad Moms” actress told Glamour,
We can't bullshit each other. I literally can't lie to him. He can call me out on everything, and I can do the same, because there's nothing about the other person's face that we don't know… Sometimes he'll look at me, be like, 'Really?' And I'm like, 'Fuck.'
Time exposed every virtue and flaw Mila and Ashton had to offer each other, though there were moments the latter threatened their relationship.
There's nothing we don't know about each other because we've known each other for so long: the ugly, the bad, the good. We went through a period where I thought he was crazy. At the height of his career, I was like, 'Ugh, I don't like you. I don't even know you anymore. You think you're such hot shit.'
Over the past two decades, the pair has taken several hiatuses from their friendship. Eventually, however, they were both willing to let go of the past and appreciate their adult, evolved selves.
Yeah, fully. Full friendship breakups. And then we'd get back together and be like, 'Oh, sorry. I didn't mean to overreact.' 'That's OK.' All the time. It truly is being married to your best friend. That's a cliché; it's cheesy. But it's true.
For some of us, the mystery of a new romance is the most exciting part of falling in love. For people like Mila and Ashton, the opposite is true.
Time, honesty and transparency make for one truly fulfilling relationship.