Friendship - Pure Love

Pure Love

See also: Marriage

Love is closely related to friendship in that it involves strong interpersonal ties between two or more people. Being in a relationship with someone usually means that they are very close and can confide in each other. Sometimes friendship is considered as pure love, which involves only love and adoration of the friends.

In terms of interpersonal relationships, there are two distinct types of love:

  1. Platonic love: is a deep and non-romantic connection or friendship between two individuals. It is love in which the sexual element does not enter.
  2. Romantic love: considered similar to platonic love, but involves sexual elements.

Engaging in a romantic relationship can change the dynamics of a platonic relationship; in the event of a breakup, close friends who become romantically involved may experience difficulty in successfully resuming a comfortable friendship.

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