“You can be in love and you can be in a relationship. But they’re not always the same thing.”
― pleasefindthis, I Wrote This For You
Has anyone experienced the difference? I definitely have.
My first 'serious' boyfriend was a close friend who had feelings for me. I didn't necessarily feel the same way, but in order to not ruin our friendship I gave it a try. Disaster. Because I was unhappy in the relationship I treated him really badly and it eventually tore our friendship apart.
You can also be in love without being in a relationship (a feeling I think we've all had...)