Dating friends for marriage
You may find that being friends is for the best, and that you don’t want to be in a relationship with him.
It’s better to find out during the friendship phase only that you don’t want a relationship, instead of finding out later, when you have connected emotionally to him.
I learned this lesson the hard way when I started dating a friend in high school.
Not only were we good friends, but our families were also extremely close and had been for years.
Being friends before lovers also ensures that the initial infatuation wears off and you are able to see the other person for who they are and also present your real self to them, which is an excellent foundation for a long-term relationship.
In any case, friendship in such a relationship is also important to keep the cogs turning.
We had a shared history, our siblings adored each other and we even went on a few joint-family vacations.
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.
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.Many times, being friends is the best option, although it sucks, and you feel horrible, being friends is not so bad.Here are 12 reasons why accepting let’s be friends, is the best thing that could happen to you, because-La Wanda is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the owner of LNE Unlimited.Being friends gives you the opportunity to get to know the person for who he is and gives you the opportunity to learn things about him that you would not have learned otherwise.When you jump into a relationship without being friends first, all types of issues and challenges occur, and you begin to expect more from the person and sometimes set unrealistic expectations.