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    Smile what does it imply?

    when i said to my friend 'it is the first time to be in a relationship since the breakdown of my marriage' he replied 'i will be your friend forever', Have i misused the words when i used relationship? Does it give the meaning of a long/short relationship, i mean bf & gf thing, while he only wanted a friendship? Please, advise.
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    Re: what does it imply?

    'I will be your friend forever' meaning, I won't leave you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    'I will be your friend forever' meaning, I won't leave you.
    Thanks for the assuring reply. but still i need to know Have i misused the words when i used relationship? Does it always imply the meaning of a long/short relationship and he meant a good friend thing?

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    Re: what does it imply?

    Not a teacher,

    Meaning of "I will be your firend forever " depends on the context. commonly It mean "I will never leave you". But I may have an implicit meaning like "I just want to be your fiend, I will never love you".


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    Re: what does it imply?

    Hi Hanky,
    I do not want to say that is what i received from him ... that was the meaning that came to my mind. I think relationship commonly means a loev relationship (gf & bf ) am i correct? while friendship can be anything away from love.

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    Re: what does it imply?

    Quote Originally Posted by hobah View Post
    Hi Hanky,
    I do not want to say that is what i received from him ... that was the meaning that came to my mind. I think relationship commonly means a loev relationship (gf & bf ) am i correct? while friendship can be anything away from love.
    relationship Definition
    reˇlaˇtionˇship (ri lās̸hən s̸hip′)
    noun

    1. the quality or state of being related; connection
    2. connection by blood, marriage, etc.; kinship
    3. a particular instance of being related
    4. a continuing attachment or association between persons, firms, etc., specif., one between lovers




    I agree with you. And your bf understood it as well and I think his answer does mean as "I will never leave you".

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    Re: what does it imply?

    Quote Originally Posted by hobah View Post
    when i said to my friend 'it is the first time to be in a relationship since the breakdown of my marriage' he replied 'i will be your friend forever', Have i misused the words when i used relationship? Does it give the meaning of a long/short relationship, i mean bf & gf thing, while he only wanted a friendship? Please, advise.
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    If this is the first time you've mentioned your "relationship" to him, and done so in the same sentence as mentioning the word "marriage", he is within his rights to make a hedging reply, no matter what he feels about you.

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