Best friends who end up dating
So, it’s safe to say your best friend has also seen you at your worst.
This is a bonus for the both of you, considering there will inevitably be disagreements aplenty down the road. You’ve already survived some pretty epic battles and probably came out even closer on the other side. And a big part of being in a relationship is accepting your partner for their flaws.
Watching them grope each other under the dinner table just highlights the utter lack of PDA between you.
Cue the double date scene in Jerry Maguire where Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger watch another couple's steamy makeout sesh while they coldly peck one another. When you scroll through your texts from the last week, four out of five are related to food.
The truth is, when it comes to dating and relating, there really are very few black and white answers.
Many times the answers lie in the gray areas, and in the deeper questions. If you’re afraid this new romance will have a major effect on the relationship you have with your friend, you may feel confused, disappointed and frustrated. Figuring out where the dislike is coming from is a good place to start and it can help you know how to pray for the situation and respond to it.
After all, there’s a reason you love being around one another so much.
But if you’ve ever wondered “what if” when kicking it with your best pal, you’re not alone.
Look for an open door to discuss the dating relationship and what you see that may be harmful.
But I never told my bestie that we were spending time together, let alone that we were growing close.
My best friend and I have been besties since the fourth grade. She was with this guy for four years, up until early May of this year, when he suddenly decided to break up with her. I started hanging out with him about two weeks later, at first thinking I was just being someone to talk to.
I'm torn between my own desire for lasting relationship bliss and my desire to preserve the most important friendship in my life. —Something Has to Give Submit Your Own Question to a Therapist Your friend is going to be hurt. When you made the choice to start hanging out with your best friend’s ex without telling her, that’s when you made the decision to hide your actions, and possibly your feelings, from her.
On some level you must have known that she would be bothered by it, and you chose not to tell her.
We talked with some friends who have experienced this and shared their insights with us. Is the boyfriend or girlfriend a bad influence on your friend? Do you think your friend’s date is a bad influence?