The fine line.
There's a fine line between friends and partners.
Friends are scheduled in around other plans. Partners' time together is a priority.
Friends do not have to necessarily think about the implications of their actions. Partners must think about how their actions affect their loved one.
Friends do not share intimate affection. Partners give each other more than a kiss you'd give your grandma.
Friends can omit information from each other. Partners are open and honest.
If you're a partner, you are supposed to want to spend time with your special person. Partners do not come as a second option if you have no other plans made. Partners do not speak to their loved one as though they are insignificant. Partners do not spend every night in bed alone.
Partners are loyal and they are forgiving. They provide love even in the most trying times. They stick it out through the thick and thin. That's all I'm trying to do, and all I ever have tried to do.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. A relationship needs to be a priority, not an option. Partners are a type of friend; a best friend. But they are way more than that too. I have lots of friends. I want that one person where we mutually adore each other unconditionally.