Love or Friendship
|So you think that you love someone, but maybe you're just really good friends. How can you tell the difference between love and friendship? Read on!
Note that there are many similarities between love and true friendship. You need to really look and analyze your feelings for the person in question.
True friendship is when even during the biggest fights, you'll still be friends. When you won't ignore each other over some stupid argument. You'll think that you hate each other, but really find yourself knowing that life isn't the same without a great friend to be by your side.
Love is basically the same thing. Even when you two fight, you'll sit alone and wish that they were by your side. You'll miss them more than words can say. You'll feel like even if you have nothing, you'd still have a reason to live if they were with you.
Realize that true friendship is when you can do anything together with the other person. You feel comfortable around them. You can talk to them and tell them secrets that you otherwise wouldn't tell people.
Realize that love is when you have a problem, you can go to your partner and talk to them about it. You know that they will listen to you and give you advice back. That they won't say "I don't have time right now." or "I don't care about your stupid problems!" They will care about you and what you have to say.
Understand that true friendship is when someone makes fun of you or bullies you, your friend will stand up for you and tell that person off. Your friend will tell you that the person was a moron and that they had no clue what they were talking about.
Understand that love is when someone makes fun of you or bullies you, your partner will stand up for you, then tell you that the bully was wrong. That there's nothing wrong with you. That you're as perfect as a human can possibly be.
Learn that true friendship is when your friend moves away, you know that you two will find reasons to keep in touch, no matter how expensive or crazy. You won't let the friendship slip away.
Learn that love is when your partner and you are rarely apart. You don't have to be with them every second of the day, but when you need to be apart, you'll stay in touch. If your partner gets a job offer in another country, they'll either turn it down or take you with them.
Note that true friendship is when someone flirts with your friend, you feel happy and excited for them.
Note that love is when someone flirts with the one you love, you feel jealous, but then realize that your lover loves you and only you.
Understand that true friendship is when you know that your friend would never ask you to change, because you're amazing just the way you are.
Understand that love is when you know that your partner would never ask you to change, because they know that who you are makes you YOU. They respect that and love you because you're you. They accept your flaws.
Believe that true friendship is when your friend would never pressure you to do anything you don't want to do.
Believe that love is when your partner would never pressure you to do anything you don't want to do unless absolutely necessary. They're willing to push you a little bit so that you can reach your full potential, but they know when you really don't want to do something. They can sense it in you. And when they do, they'll back down.
Realize that true friendship is when something comes up that's great for you, but not so good for them, they'll tell you to do it so that you can become a better person.
Realize that love is when something comes up that's great for you but not for them, they'll tell you to go for it. They'll tell you to ignore everyone else's needs and focus on you and what matters to you. They'll help you make tough decisions.
Understand that true friendship is when you feel like you've met the brother/sister that you've never had.
Understand that love is when you feel like you found another part of yourself. Like you're complete.
Accept that both true friendship and love are similar in the way that for either one, you'll do anything for the person in question. True Friendship and Love are also similar because when the person in question is happy, whether they're a true friend or your lover, you feel happy too.
True friends and a true love are both really hard to find.
Most relationships start by two people being great friends.
For someone to be your True Love, they must also be a True Friend, but taken to the next level.
It's very possible for True Friendship to eventually turn into True Love.
Since they are so similar, you really have to watch yourself and listen to your feelings and your heart.
Just question yourself about 'Am I happy'?
Know that love can sometimes be a normal part of a good friendship.