“Why wasn’t friendship as good as a relationship? Why wasn’t it even better? It was two people who remained together, day after day, bound not by sex or physical attraction or money or children or property, but only by the shared agreement to keep going, the mutual dedication to a union that could never be codified.”

Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

Food for thought. And for the record how can you be friends with benefits if you’re not friends?