Complexity of intimate relationships and friendships


Friendship and intimate relationships today have become a cliché. The original meaning is lost in modern times. Intimate relationship is one which involves intimacy at physical, emotional and intellectual level. Friendship is a type of interpersonal relationship of mutual affection between people. Both the relationships follow a similar trail with few differences.

We usually look for fun and adventure, and if we encounter something boring we are not able to digest it which makes us switch to something or someone else. On the other side, we are too busy in chasing so many things that we don’t have time for others in an insightful manner and we still often claim that we miss each other. We tend to spend our day with so many individuals rather than spending with simply one and being genuine in the same. Moreover, options are looked for rather than being loyal and passionate to few close ones who exist in our lives and this eventually make us lose them while wandering for other stars in the sky. One of the biggest poison of any relationship is Technology since the ease of communicating has reduced the natural essence of a bond. We prefer to be engrossed in the virtual world rather than meeting personally and spending time to know each other. To value a bond has just become another Social Networking Status and nothing beyond that.

Shifting the focus towards the differences, there is a very thin line between a friendship and an intimate relationship. However, nowadays this line is often perceived as neglible by the youth. The feeling of loneliness make most of the people crave for a connection that is more than a friend and less than an intimate relationship, and this in turn make people land up into complicated relationships and the real essence of a bond gets distorted. Most of us don’t even know the real meaning of an intimate relationship and we tend to overlap it with friendship. An orientation towards the reality check and insightful introspection is a good way to make us realize and unfold the actual essence of a friendship and an intimate relationship which can help us to take our decisions wisely and in a mature manner.

So, a light on friendship and intimate relationship is an important aspect to make them segregate from each other and to avoid complications in any of them.





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4 thoughts on “Complexity of intimate relationships and friendships”

  1. Hi,Shubham.94,you Have perfectly analysed intimate relationships vs friendship.The toughest decision is when to draw a line at particular time when the two overlap.I feel this is true both in offline( known to each other)and online (unknown to each other)relationship.Enjoyed reading.Thank you.


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