Real friendships require 2 main things: availability and vulnerability. That means the state of being otherwise unoccupied; freedom to do something and the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally. Love is a very strong and powerful thing, it is a decision, not just a feeling. Some different types of love or bond include Storge – empathy bond, Philia – friend bond, Eros – romantic love, and Agape – unconditional “God” love. Sometimes it can be hard to recognize how people show their love because some less affectionate people will show you their love by doing certain things for you, so if someone is not saying the words “I love you” don’t immediately assume that they don’t love you because some people just show it differently than others.