Shawn Maxam talks about how much he loves having close intimate friendships with men.
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Bromance definition: An extremely close, non-sexual, friendship between two men. The term developed from combining the words “brother” and “romance.” Bromance occurs when two guys have such a deep, mutual respect for each other it’s almost like a romance. Bromances are healthy, and celebrate the male friendship.
I had a recent epiphany that I am in love with my very best friends. Of course this love is platonic but it is a deep love. I think it is a love often shared and expressed between women but male companionship can reach similar depths of affection.
I’m not sure that my male friends have the emotional language to recognize this bond we share or they even know that it exist. But every long-term male relationship I have is bond initially formed out of admiration. I assume this love I feel is the love that sons who are very close to their fathers feel.
A desire for approval, bonding, empathy and quality time all expressed within the boundaries of hetero-male norms. Competition, trash-talking, advice-seeking, problem solving, discussing relationship issues etc. I never understood the giddiness women expressed when they saw each other. Or when they we said they missed their friends. Now I do. I miss my friends because I love them.
Please share this with friends, enemies and temporary allies alike.
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