The very definition of sisterhood, according to Merriam-Webster, is "the solidarity of women based on shared conditions, experiences, or concerns". In my book, My Heart, My Kingdom's Queen, you can see that the balanced romantic relationship was birthed out of the sisterhood between Kamela and Jasmine.

Jasmine's love and protection of her closest friend was what opened the door for romance to blossom in Jasmine's life. This kinship allow Jasmine to discover true love. It also allowed Kamela and Jasmine to grow closer together through their individual experiences with being in love.

How Friendship Fosters Romance

Friendship plays a huge part in a healthy, balanced romantic relationship. Being able to share our feelings and thoughts with someone close to us is an integral part of processing difficult or stressful times. Even in a relationship it's important to have a close circle of friends to depend on. Having a shoulder to cry on, someone who has your back -these are all necessary for our hearts.

There is something special about a sisterhood that has a different, if not deeper, level of influence and connectivity than a romantic relationship. You feel the hurt your sister feels, you feel the happiness she feels. It's a symbiotic relationship that nurtures the romantic relationships each other's lives.

How Sisterhood Helps Protect Each Other

Having trusted confidants while in a relationship can also be a very important tool for survival and protection. Should a relationship take a bad turn, a close friend will grow concerned. A lack of communication, or a continual downward emotional spiral are all things that close friends will notice. They will take action on in order to protect the other. Just as Jasmine protected Kamela in her time of need, sisters need to protect each other. Keeping a keen eye out for signs of danger is a close friend's responsibility.

Close friends laugh together, cry together, fight alongside each other, and always have their companion's best interests at heart. Romantic relationships may dissolve, but friends keep each other going through those hard times. When one ally is weak, the other can intuitively feel it, and help carry the burden through the darkness. When one ally is victorious, the other feels the victory with her, and celebrates alongside her.

Friendship is vital to keeping our own selves on keel. It is also integral for our romantic relationships as well. As Jasmine and Kamela struggled, they struggled together, as a united front. As Jasmine and Kamela triumphed, they triumphed together, celebrating each other. Bearing witness to these moments in each others' lives feeds a very important part of our souls, and these relationships are priceless.

Read More About Kamela and Jasmine's Sisterhood

Find out more about Kamela and Jasmine's Journey by reading "My Heart, My Kingdom's Journey" on Kindle or Kindle Unlimited! Better yet, share it with your circle!

As we know, friendships are an important part of a balanced romantic relationship. Have you stepped in to help your best friend during a time of need? Tell us your story!

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