Friendship, in contrast to love, does not make us suffer. (Illustration) Shahaf Manapov

Why We Don't Celebrate Friendship With the Same Fervor as Love

Friendship is free of the indignities, suffering and drama that characterize romantic love; it doesn't have an expiration date; we rarely suspect it to be a figment of our imagination. But love is what fuels our economy.

Valentine’s Day is a day as good as any other to take stock of the truth we have, collectively, been trying to avoid: The source of inspiration for so many intoxicating poems and novels, the oldest ideal of...

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