So you're crushing hard on a friend — now what?
It might feel awkward at first, but when you stop to think about, falling for someone with whom you're close friends isn't all that strange — I mean, you appreciate their company and probably have a few things in common with them. And doesn't that set the foundation for a really healthy romantic relationship?
That being said, why do so many of us worry about falling in love with one of our friends? Is it because the feelings snuck up on us? Are we afraid that they won't feel the same way, or that a romance would ruin our friendship? I get it. But if we never put everything out on the table, we'll never know what could have been.
If you find yourself starting to fall for one of your friends, read on for five tidbits of advice that might help you see things more clearly.