How to keep a friendship after dating
This is such a complicated question and I have so much I want to say on this subject, but I will do my best to keep it brief. I have been on several dates now where a break up conversation ended with something along the lines of “let’s just be friends”.I am pretty sure the rules of dating state that friendship after dating does not work. I have been on both the giving and receiving end of this line, and it is hard to explain just how confusing those words actually can be.It is here that you realize just how important, or not important, a person is to your life.
It’s a recipe for disaster and unless that individual is willing to put aside their desire to date, and put aside their hope that the other person will come around, the friendship will end.In some cases it’s because of some bond we share with each other that is special enough for us to continue keeping the friendship alive.Without some mutual aspect, however, the friendship will slowly fade and each person will go eventually their own separate ways. 3) The break up has to be of a nature where neither person felt they were wronged by the other.I do believe there are instances where you meet someone who truly is a great person and whom you want to keep in your life, even if you don’t want to be romantically involved. In these instances, friendship can still work provided that three criteria apply: 1) There cannot be interest and/or intentions by either person to continue dating.I have seen this happen over and over again and have made this mistake myself.