“in times of crisis, we must all decide again and again whom we love” - Frank O’Hara
Many close relationships between women hold a deep level of intimacy that is usually characteristic of romantic relationships. Outside the ralm of romantic and sexual relationships, they can create an ecosystem in which sisterhood plays a key role.
By not seeing friendships as a waiting room for a greater love affair, women can also legitimise the time and effort they put into these friendships. Relationships evolve throughout the years and although not always physical, they remain affectionate.
For some women this removes the pressure of finding the ultimate romantic partner, thus removing a journey into self-doubt and questions of self-worth.