In my junior year of high school, I realized the importance of friendships, since then I value creating and fostering a loving, healthy friendship. Friendships are like romantic relationships, where they need time, commitment, and communication. Personally, I find emotional satisfaction with friendships because they are individuals who love as accept me as I am. Since I am an only child, I always had this curiosity about sisterhood and what it felt to have that bond. My goal is to create my own sisterhood with other women, who cherish our friendship.
The statement, "I love you" is definitely a big step for any relationship, but also for friendships. This is a step that can really solidify a friendship and launch it into a sisterhood bond or make the friendship more solid. I always say the three words to my closest friends and when they say them back I know that we have a serious relationship. Furthermore, my first ily was with my high school best friend, this was special because I only loved my family members.
Society always made it seem that romantic relationships were the only types that ily was appropriate to say, but now it is more accepted and stressed that friends can say I love you and really meant it.