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Why platonic love is just as important as romantic love in your life

Here’s why I think it is time that platonic love received the recognition of being as important as romantic love in our lives.
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The magic of platonic love

When one talks about love, our minds usually picture the face of a partner or a crush. And why won’t they? Hundreds of movies everywhere have been dedicated to the idea of romantic love and its twists, turns and characteristics.

Whenever we talk of love, as a tragedy or as a story of happiness, it is romantic love that we are usually thinking about. And while romantic love deserves all the sonnets and songs poets and writers have dedicated it to, there is one other side of love that usually goes ignored even though it is just as important in anyone’s life. And this kind of love is the platonic love.

Great epics may not have been written, poets might not have died pining for it but platonic love always was and will be a very important part of our lives. From the constant and comforting presence of a friend in need to the kindness by that one person whom you do not want to be romantically attached with but still has a special place in your heart, platonic love takes many forms and, in all of its different avatars, it has the capability of filling our heart with as much warmth and passion as any romantic love would. So, without further ado, here’s why I think it is time that platonic love received the recognition of being as important as romantic love in our lives:

1. It has no expectations of you

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