Love sometimes happens to a complete stranger you have recently met and quickly felt a spark, and sometimes it happens to a best friend you have known for a long time and who has always been there for you during the most difficult moments. A love affair with a friend in the beginning can be anything but simple.
You have known each other for a long time, spent a lot of time together and simply can't remember what it was like before you met him. You feel that you have clicked and that you have found in it a person who will always be there for you and with whom you will be able to share all the bad but also good times in life.
It is difficult to distinguish between love and friendship because when you are close with someone and consider yourself a friend, sometimes such an intimacy can be replaced by something else. It depends on what situation you are currently in and whether you are satisfied with your relationship. If it is not so logical, you can expect to find the way out in the person who has always been there for you.
What is the difference between love and friendship? If you notice that you have been hearing more lately than usual and that you cannot wait for the moment when it will come back to you, it means that for some time you have been feeling something more about it and that it is not just friendship.
It’s normal for people to touch each other sometimes without being in a relationship. There is nothing wrong with patting you on the shoulder or hugging you to congratulate you on your birthday or make happy news. But when touches grow into frequent hugs, sitting on your lap, or holding hands, you can be sure that there is a strong chemistry between you that may have been around or only recently.
If you feel jealous every time you hear that he has met a new girlfriend, you are no longer just a friend to him, but a woman who is in love and who doesn't care if she ends up dating. Only a friend would be happy to hear that you have met a boyfriend while the person in love with you will gently grieve because he feels he is losing you.
It's nice to have a friend you can trust, but sometimes a friendship can grow into something more and then it's up to you to decide if you want to change the relationship.
Author: S.Š., Photo: Pressmaster / Shutterstock