Do best friends end up dating
According to Hasha, any type of communication is better than none at all.
If your friend wasn’t aware of your crush, you might need to explain where you’re coming from a bit more, but it’s still a good idea to share.
Having personally experienced both the positives and the negatives of dating a friend, I’ll say this: there are few things more precious than a friendship that becomes more than a friendship, but there are also few things more painful than losing a romantic relationship and a friendship simultaneously. To commemorate the end of Friendship Month at Man Repeller, I interviewed five couples who braved the stakes and went from “friends” to “more than friends.” Below, their thoughts on what that leap was like.
Kelly: We were good ol’ fashion friends from the fall of 2010 to the fall of 2011. Then we were friends with benefits until I moved to Seattle, and then back to just friends until October of 2013.
It can easily leave you feeling hurt, confused, betrayed, and angry all at once — and understandably so.
“Feelings like anger, hurt, jealousy, mistrust, sadness, and loss are totally expected in a situation like this,” she explains, with the reminder that we’re all unique, and therefore experience negative situations in different ways.02.In Hasha’s opinion, it’s completely acceptable for you to communicate that hurt, but she advises to “stay away from accusatory statements like ‘You totally stabbed me in the back!’” She notes that accusing your friend like this might make them defensive.On the flip side, when we rekindled the flame after college, our friendship and the friendship between our families became one of the best parts about our more-than-friendship.
We had a shared history, our siblings adored each other and we even went on a few joint-family vacations.Give yourself permission to walk away from the situation for a little while.