Problems being friends after dating
Don’t make the mistake of assuming that because they don’t have the pressure of a relationship that they’ll act better – you are setting yourself up for a fall. The friendship will convey all of the wrong messages about you – you can tell a lot about someone by the company they keep.
You do know that people are suspicious of those who claim they’re friends with all of their exes, don’t you?
It’s like collecting trophies that say “I’m so special, all of my ex’s want to stay friends with me”.
In the small print it says “…and slip me a shag, an ego stroke, and a shoulder to lean on”.
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Checking their Facebook profile as soon as you wake and trawling their mutual friends? It’s also like keeping guard so that you can say “Oh thank goodness! ” This is not friendship and the worst thing is, if you’ve ever been with Mr or Miss Unavailable, you hate being on the receiving end of this. It’s impossible to let go and grieve the loss of the relationship, if you’re still holding out hope.
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Even when you’re in a relationship, you should always be a best friend to you that you can rely on – it’ll prevent you from selling yourself short. Whether it's figuring out what’s going on in a troubling relationship, understanding you and self-care, or being more assertive, I’m here to help you guide you.
Our dates were lively and fun, and he was really cute.
It had been ages since I’d felt that way about anyone, and I was so happy and relieved.