But isn't having someone who's like a sibling to you a lot better than having a romantic partner is? Also, wouldn't it make sense for someone to be much more closer to a person who's like a brother or sister to them than it would be with a partner or spouse?Woof, this is a heavy thread isn’t it? I think Veevee responded about domestic abuse really well.
When you describe a best friends relationship as two people that commit to working things out and being there for each other, you are describing any successful relationship! Romantic love is not different, it just involves attraction.
If we’re talking about how attraction can be temporary, I might share your worries actually. A friend told me once that in long term relationships sometimes you fall in and out of love, and feel it stronger some days more than others. I like this idea, I think in the past I’ve been quick to cut things off after the honeymoon phase wears off but I haven’t done that in my current relationship and it’s paid off.
A romantic partner and a best friend are much the same thing but it’s best to have a balance of both if you can. But if you just want to take a break to be independent because you’re losing faith in love as a concept, just do that. Maybe you will figure something out. It would be a bad time to start a romantic relationship in any case.
wowow this is simply not true, talk to any girl that has finished middle school