The realization that friendship is greater than love doesn't come when you have real and honest friends around.
You realize it when someone whom you have always thought of as a friend, back stabs you. When a friend breaks your trust it hurts more than a lover abandoning you
and then you realize friendship is indeed greater than love...
While you are still figuring out the depth of your emotional connectivity, the ones who say they would never leave you, have already left.
Unfaithful love does breaks heart but an unworthy friend bruises your soul.