The love you are feeling for your best friend has suddenly changed. It used to be purely platonic and innocent. Now you can imagine the two of you hugging and kissing tenderly for long moments of immense pleasure.
The story is as old as the world – a person falls in love with best friend. And though the scenario is quite common, the situation is never easy to deal with.
You have acknowledged and understood the fact that you are falling in love with your best friend. Now what? Do you struggle against your feelings in an attempt to keep the friendship unchanged or do you try to turn the relationship you have into something romantic?
Take Some Time to Understand These Feelings
A feeling of proximity or momentary passion can be mistaken for love. You could be experiencing these sentiments because of a recent romantic failure, loneliness or any other aspect that is not connected to the relationship you have with your best friend.
Is it really love or is it some form of ephemeral attraction? In case you sense that your feelings are deep and genuine, you will have to make some difficult decisions. Yet, if you feel that this is not the real thing, you should try to overcome the impulse.
Don’t Fight Your Feelings
Repressing your feelings and fighting against the love you are experiencing is probably the worst decision that you can take.
If the sentiment is strong, you should give this love a try. Otherwise you risk regretting the decision for the rest of your life.
Repressing the sentiment will change the relationship you have with your best friend, just like a love confession would. You are prone to become secretive and distanced. Your friend will know that you are hiding something, even if you struggle hard to keep it a secret.
Set Your Priorities Clear: Do You Want to be in Love with Best Friend?
Do you want to experience a tremendous love story with your best friend? Or maybe the friendship is too important to change in any way?
Set your priorities clear.
Understand the fact that once you take a decision, there will be no turning back. Even if your friend accepts your emotions without responding to them, you can never return to what it used to be.
You should also be aware that a chance of rejection exists. Your friend could be holding whatsoever no romantic interest in you. If you are prepared to accept failure, you are ready to make a confession.
Be Honest with That Special Someone
If you feel that the sentiment is real and strong, you have to be honest with your best friend.
This person loves you in a specific way. The chances of you getting hurt or insulted are minimal.
Be honest, if you want to maintain the connection you are having with this person. Express your sentiments without expecting anything. You never know what the outcome will be. Your friend could respond to your feelings. You will find the answer only if you are courageous enough to speak openly about the issue.
Do Love Stories Always have a Happy Ending?
Even if your best friend accepts your love and answers back with a similar sentiment, you should be aware of the fact that some love stories have far from a happy ending.
You have to understand that even if it feels like a Romeo and Juliet type of story now, it could end. If you break up as a couple, you will have difficulties becoming friends once again.
Falling in love with best friend holds some risks, though it could provide you with an amazing romantic opportunity.
Be honest about your feelings and take a decision together. Otherwise, you will regret the manner in which you neglected this wonderful opportunity. Make sure that you understand what you are getting yourself into. This could be the biggest love of your life but it could also lead to tremendous pain. Understand the risks and take a dive!
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