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When You Date Someone In Your Group Of Friends (And It Doesn’t Work Out)
Friend groups are a necessary part of surviving life, especially as a young adult. We all need those ride-or-die friends that will let you group chat them every single day without question, accept your odd quirks and shortcomings, and gas you up on Instagram. But, when two people in the friend group fall in romantic love and begin a different kind of relationship , things can get a bit messy. While blossoming love is nothing to stand in the way of, it seems no amount of planning will spare you from the delicate social situation that is created if that love fades and your friends break up. But, according to psychodynamic therapist Claire McRitchie, friendship and the integrity of the friend group can remain intact with some hard work and plenty of Switzerland-inspired strategies.
Breaking up with your best friend can be even more painful than the end of a committed romantic relationship. In many cases, both parties share years of cherished memories and even mutual friends. In the aftermath of a best friend breakup, it can be hard to know what to do. If you take it slow and use common sense, however, you'll be on the right track. Be honest with yourself about where and how the friendship went wrong. Were you being excessively needy or sensitive?
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What to Do When Your Best Friends Break Up
He and I had been crushing on each other for almost a year. All of our friends could see that there was something between us, but neither of us had gotten up the courage to say anything to the other. Then, when I was about to give up hope that anything was going to come out of this and deciding that I was probably better off that way - a drunken confession by him followed by a sober ask-out lead to our friendship turning into something more. We dated for about six weeks. Six weeks of dates, texts, making out, and talking.