What is the difference between love and friendship?
• United States
21 Feb 07
Well to me personally you have Family Love, Intimate Love, Friendship Love and Friendship all of which are different Family Love = the unconditional, neverending love you have for your children, sometimes siblings/parents/relatives etc Intimate Love = this person is your equal, your lover, confidant, someone you mesh with mentally, emotionally, sexually and for some ppl spiritually Friendship Love = your dearest friends, the ppl you feel are family to you... Friendship = ppl you hang with, chit chat with, see on occasion but dont share your deepest darkest secrets with...but you have a blast together and some great laughs etc.. thats the difference for me between them all...
21 Feb 07
I think you do know the difference. Everybody does, because we feel it. It's the hormones that tell us what's the difference. That's why they say it's a chemical reaction... You know the difference aswell, unless your feelings are num. I think you just want us to talk about it, for a certain reason... Good luck with the discussion. :)
9 Apr 07
First of all, I love my friends. I am blessed to say that I have worked at friendships so that I could a special connection. I tell my friends that I love them because part of love is being intertwined spiritually (in my opinion). In fact some of my friendships (male and female) are on a deeper level than those of family members I love. I think the difference is that I made the choices in the friendships. We don't choose our families but we are raised with guidelines about how we should love, honor and respect. New friends meet us on a level playing ground and how strong it is depends on our individual efforts. I don't use the words love or friendship lightly - but whether its family or friends I make sure they know I love them (I tell them). What is really great is to fall in love (spiritually, emotionally, mentally, etc. connected) with your best friend. I did many years ago! Don't worry about defining those feelings, just feel and trust them!