Is dating your friend a good idea
Many people think that dating a friend is a bad plan. You don’t have to put on any airs; you can just be who you are. Trust is the foundation of a relationship and it’s one of the hardest things to build. And since you’re friends, you’ve already built up a reserve of trust between yourselves. Coming into a new relationship with trust puts your relationship ahead of the game and sets you up for success. And if you’ve still chosen to be friends, then there’s a good chance you’ve accepted each other’s differences to some degree. It is likely you have developed the kernels of love already. Naturally, it took some time to get past the uncomfortable feelings but our friendship was strong enough to weather the storm.
“Aleeza, I can’t date my friend, I don’t want to mess up the friendship.” I think it can be a great idea. That spark, affinity and care that binds you two together exists between the two of you even before that first date. Your friend has likely seen the real you and you are likely used to being yourself around them. Acceptance of differences, like trust, is what builds the foundation for a solid and lasting relationship. We develop love by giving and friends are used to giving to each other. We usually choose to spend our time with people we do respect. Friends are great at caring about each other, as well as taking good care of one another. On the other hand, I have a client who successfully turned a friend into someone he is dating seriously.
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