Companionship is that state of being friends, but it goes a deeper than even a friendship. It is a closeness or familiarity, a true fellowship among two people who for whatever reasons have truly connected. It is the word that comes to up whenever I have interviewed and counseled life-long partners.
People describe companionship is many ways-a cozy feeling, a nice full feeling after a pleasant meal with family or friends, or that easy rhythm you fall into with the familiar.In a relationship, companionship would seem to be the basis for two people wanting to remain together, yet many are torn between the importance of companionship verse romantic or passionate love.
As a relationship counselor, I have seen far too many “could be” companionships end because one person desires romantic love, and the other person desires security first. In the truest sense, if they could come to a consensus, they could have a companionship that satisfies both parties.Companionship can come with or without a sexual aspect, but it goes a lot deeper than “friends with benefits.”
Songs and books are written about romantic love and friendships. But, in reality, companionship is by far more intimate, than romance or friendship. Passion is great, it feels great, and there is nothing like passionate interactions which can include the deep passionate sexual interaction or the passion of just being together with the person you desire.