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Arrow Stay Away Or Stay Close? - July 6th 2009, 01:12 AM

I have a friend who means a lot to me. We are really close and I would do anything to stay close. But I'm afraid our friendship is becoming more then friendship and I don't want it to be. Neither does he. We both know it should be strictly friendship. I would never want to ruin our friendship. But I'm starting to think that if we are becoming more then friends, we should take a short break from our friendship until feelings are back to how they used to be.
Should we still be really close and learn to deal with the feelings, or should we take a break for awhile?

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Re: Stay Away Or Stay Close? - July 6th 2009, 08:10 PM

Hi Kayla,

It sounds like you have to make a tough decision about your friendship right now. I can understand how difficult this must be for you and your friend, but I'm sure you'll both be able to get past this.

I think it is a good thing that you have both made your feelings clear about the situation. You have both agreed that you want to keep this as a friendship and nothing more. This kind of communication is really important, and it is something you should both keep up.

It sounds like you are both being clear about how you feel. If you are worried that your relationship with him is becoming more than friends, then talk to him about it and see if it is something you can both solve. I don't think giving each other space will completely solve the problem, and it may just prolong it. Talk to your friend instead and ask how he is feeling about it right now. He may not think that anything is different.

If you are both considering your relationship a friendship, then being close should not change that.

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