With friendships, everything is out there from the start. You don’t start a friendship expecting it to end. You show your true colors from the beginning, allowing yourself to become vulnerable and comfortable with your new best friend.
When romantic relationships end, your friends are there to comfort you. When a friendship ends, nobody can comfort you the same way your ex-friend would have.
With friends, you tend to let them into your life much, much faster. There isn’t any expectations or reasons why not to share something with them. They’re able to get closer to you, to your pets, to your family, much quicker. You tell them all your secrets and your hopes and your dreams, and when they’re gone it’s literally like a piece of you has detached.
Friends are family you can choose. There’s no obligation to love and support them; you do it because you want to. When the friend is gone all of a sudden, it’s earth-shatteringly painful to you and there’s nothing you can do about it.
Friends are infinitely more important than romantic partners. This is something I will always believe, especially after losing a few friends and feeling the pain of it.
Nothing is ever the sane when one day you have someone who will love and support you through anything and the next day they’re gone.