Just FriendsDo you think men and women can ever be "just friends"? My daily experience suggests that non-romantic friendships between males and females are not only possible, but common, men and women live, work, and play side-by-side and generally seem to be able to avoid spontaneously sleeping together. I have several platonic friendships with men.
A platonic friendship brings together people of the opposite sex and joins them in the strong bond of friendship. A person does not have to be your boyfriend or girlfriend to be your companion. Opposite sex individuals can share laughs and tears and develop lifelong platonic friendships
"Portrait of a Friend"
I cant give solutions to all of life's problems, doubts,
or fears. But I can listen to you, and together we will
search for answers.
I can't change your past with all it's heartache and pain,
nor the future with its untold stories.
But I can be there now when you need me to care.
I cant keep your feet from stumbling.
I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall.
Your joys, triumphs, successes, and happiness are not mine;
Yet I can share in your laughter.
Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge;
I can only support you, encourage you,
and help you when you ask.
I cant prevent you from falling away from friendship,
from your values, from me.
I can only pray for you, talk to you and wait for you.
I cant give you boundaries which I have determined for you,
But I can give you the room to change, room to grow,
room to be yourself.
I cant keep your heart from breaking and hurting,
But I can cry with you and help you pick up the pieces
and put them back in place.
I cant tell you who you are.
I can only love you and be your friend.