Can you be mere friends with someone you have feelings for?
To remain in that friend-zone or flee?
According to popular dating advice, you should try to date your friend. After all, after the initial rush of feel-good hormones wears off after you’ve been with someone for a while, it’s what keeps the relationship or marriage going.
It’s easy to see a relationship failing to last without both being besties and easy companionship to assist establish the connection in a stable, comfortable place.
With it established as a base of strong relationships, as well as a source of attraction and sentiments, it’s not unusual that friends of opposite sexe may try to move the connection beyond just being pals at some point.
It’s difficult to conceive a long-lasting relationship without mutuality and comfortable company.
What happens if one person recognizes those sentiments and wants to turn it into a love connection, while the other refuses to be anything other than pals? Do you suppress your emotions, act as if they don’t exist, and continue to be pals, or do you simply forget about the fact that you are besties and distance yourself from that person?
Is it possible to be mere pals with someone you plainly care about but who refuses to accept you as a partner?
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