seashells wrote: Friendship is a relationship which does not include a sexual partnering. Although some say they can be friends and have sex too. I find that doesn't work as one usually wants a 'relationship' more than the other.
In friendship, you care about the other person and want good things to happen for that friend. You enjoy each others company and are there for them when they need you. You are willing to lend a helping hand, whether it's emotional (you'd be a good listener), physical help, financial even.
To me, a love relationship includes a sexual nature, however, there are some love relationships which are platonic. And a love relationship usually has all the same attributes a friendship has.
I agree seashells in that relationships and good friendships are very similar. An ideal relationship should be an equal partnership(no controlling!) and your partner should be your best friend, soulmate and lover too! A good friendship can be the same except for the lover part although it's a different kind of love for a friend.