Getting married to my best friend has been one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. I can come home and see someone who knows me, protects me, and loves me for who and what I am. What's great is all the extra added benefits to marriage that can take you by surprise. Chore sharing, long talks into the night, and:
Through marriage I've gained more family.
I now have a sister and two brothers. I'm an only child, and figuring out sibling dynamics used to be SO confusing to me. To me my best friend is my sister (later she would ACTUALLY become my sister-in-law), and I've had to learn sibling relationships as I go. But it is so refreshing to have siblings! The advice and love that you can get from someone close in age to you is priceless.
I know that sometimes when you get married, the in-laws aren't the best. There can be the crazy mother-in-laws, or the weird sister. But I cherish those weird moments. These family members are a part of my husband's life, and were a huge factor in his upbringing. I love being a part of a new family, just as I know he is excited to be a part of mine.