Friends friends for dating
Study after study show that people with strong friendships are happier, healthier and more satisfied with their lives.
Additionally, friendships are a relief valve for the pressure of other roles in our lives, like parenthood.
This article was co-authored by Trudi Griffin, LPC.
Trudi Griffin is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin.
Is this a friends with benefits situation or are you looking for a long-term relationship?
The commitment, compatibility, and trust are what tend to be more difficult to manage, especially if the one you've fallen for happens to already be a close friend. It's not impossible to transition from just friends to dating, however, Sterling recommends you do your due diligence before professing any feelings and risking the special friendship you already have.
"It's important to realize that the minute you put your feelings out there, you cross the Rubicon," she says.
"We humans aren't great at hiding our feelings," Darcy says. Once you've decided that professing your feelings is the right move for you, it's time to find the perfect way to do so.
Darcy suggests finding a lighthearted way to start the conversation like playing 20 questions.
I went from being a working parent of one manageable child to a stay-at-home mom with a toddler and an infant.