Originally Posted by Tonberry
I think no matter your orientation, it's common to love someone you would want to be more like. You admire someone in some ways when you love them, and often you admire them because you feel you "couldn't do that".
AKA: Opposites Attract. Think magnets, simple physics
. I think in relationships, it's a matter of being able to create balance.
To answer the OP questions. ABSOLUTELY! In fact this is my situation. My husband has a lady friend, they are NOT sexual in any form, but they definitely have an emotional connection that goes much deeper than mear friendship. They refer to is as more of a brother/sister type relationship, mostly because that label doesn't infer anything "inappropriate" and that is what she is comfortable with. When my marriage was struggling, I did feel threatened by their emotional intimacy.