I came across this blog today and read something like this:
“Love can never be so beautiful without friendship… one leads to another and the process is irreversible… the best of lovers are the greatest of friends!!! I like you because you’re my friend, and because you are my friend I care, and because I care, I love you. I don’t love you because you are my friend; I love you because I do! “
I can’t say it out any louder.