How to transition from best friends to dating breaking up after two years dating
Like all human attachments, they involve a range of emotions.” Discuss the physical and emotional changes you will encounter in the transition and agree to remain friends if the romantic relationship is unsuccessful. Make time to develop the romantic side of your relationship.
Resist the temptation to rush into an intense relationship.
Social worker, professor and author of “Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships,” Geoffrey Greif, says that “Men often feel more comfortable disclosing intimacies to women than to men," so determine whether you’re mistaking the intimacy of friendship for something more before you disclose your emotions. Ensure that you have evaluated the possible benefits of revealing your romantic interest against the risk of losing your friendship.
Revealing your romantic interest in your friend can take an immense amount of courage because you’re exposing yourself to the possibility of being rejected. Schmitz, writing for Self Growth.com, say, “If you wait to make a commitment until you have no doubts, it will never happen.” Address the changes to the dynamic of your friendship.
Here’s why: The beauty of starting off as friends is that you already know the other person.