This is an often discussed topic among men and women – can they just be friends?
Typically, women will say yes, but men will say no. In this short video, I explain my opinion about where and why this separation occurs and why I side with the men’s position, that being just friends, is not realistic.
While I try to cover all the bases here, it was totally improvised so it’s possible that I missed some points, just a heads up!
Also, obviously, men/women in a strong, healthy relationship are exempt from these ideas. I never have, nor will I ever condone cheating, so I fully maintain that a man in a great relationship will be able to have female friends, as long as he values his significant other more than he values a fling with another woman (as we all should).
All this being said – it’s not necessarily a bad thing that men and women can’t be just friends. In fact, it could be a great thing. Many great relationships are built off of the foundation of friendship. Mutual trust, respect, and love on many levels. These are the things that keep couples together when times get rough.
After all, Nietzsche said:
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
Do you agree or disagree? Feel free to tweet me your thoughts or comment them below!