Originally Posted by Cardboardowl
friendship isnt love
Went back and saw this.
I just want to say, that without ANY hesitation or shadow of a doubt AT ALL, I would shout to the world that I love my close friends. We exchange "i love you' s frequently, and I know I and whichever friend I am saying it to at the time both get a little bit shy and embarassed when we say it- because it's true, and we do feel that way. It's not the typical girls just saying 'love you!' to their best friend (though I know some do really mean it). I really, REALLY love my dearest friends. I love all my friends, but not the same way I love my three closest female friends. (And no, I don't love them romantically/sexually.)
It's not hard to love. Yes, their are different forms of love- I love my boyfriend a little differently than I love my family, and a little differently than I love my friends. But all of it is love, and I know it is because of the way they all make me feel. I get so emotional when people I really care about do something for me, I go out of my mind with worry when anything happens to them, and I get so emotional when I see them after being apart from them for a long time. I remember once one of my best friends and I hadn't seen eachother all summer, and we finally planned to get together one day because we missed eachother so much- the day after each of us had come back from a long vacation. We ended up just falling asleep together on the couch and not doing much, but that was enough. I'd call that love. Friendship love, not romantic love, but still love for sure.
Granted, I am more sensitive and emotional than most people, hahaha. It becomes a bit of a pain, but it also gives me a different outlook on life and generally I'm a pretty upbeat person. But the people around me all helped me to realize that.