Friend Zone Essay

618 Words Mar 30th, 2013 3 Pages
Rachel Robben

Mrs. Zurliene

Comp. 101 Pd. 3

09 November 2012

“Friend-Zoned”

Often when many strive for relationships, they end up in the friend zone. The Friend Zone represents a state that occurs when one desires more than a friendship with a significant person, while the other simply yearns for a platonic relationship. This term can have many different meanings depending on the type of the individual. The Friend Zone can be both a good and a bad thing based on the kind of person who experiences this specific relationship state. For many, the Friend Zone is comparable to a jail cell. The more they reach out to a special “friend”, the farther they become trapped inside the frustrating zone. Their desired other half sees
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She expressed that although her love for him is strong, she could never love him in the way that he loves her. Unfortunately, situations similar to Charlie and Sue’s reoccur on a frequent basis. Even the closest of friends never truly share the same feelings for each other. People who relate to Charlie see the Friend Zone as a state that brings them frustration unlike any other. It represents a barricade that prevents them from entering exciting and new waters with their more than special friend. They are willing to do just about anything to escape and conquer the dreaded zone. However, many timid and cautious people relate to Sue’s view of the friend zone. They see this zone as a place they call home. It brings them a sense of comfort to have a friend that will always stand by their side and help them through all their needs. The comfort also comes from the assumption that their friend wants nothing more then a friendship either. Breaching out of the friend zone with people similar to Sue is nearly impossible because they are unwilling to risk a one of a kind friendship for a relationship. All in all, the friend zone is a challenge experienced by many. It brings emotions of all kinds to the table. To one the zone can bring feelings of impatience, uncertainty, and frustration while it can bring others comfort, protection, and peace of mind. Opening up to others about one’s feelings is the best way to breach the friend zone, even though the result may not be as

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