Dating friends for marriage
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.
Ashley: We met in a college class and slowly became friends.
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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.
, though it’s not what you want or expect, there’s nothing wrong with being his friend and accepting that’s what he wants.
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.
By putting Why put so much pressure on someone because of your own expectations and desires?
When you develop a genuine friendship, there are no expectations, you can be yourself, he can be himself, and you can learn everything you want to know about each other.
Dating a friend is widely recognized to be a pursuit fraught with potential complications.