If you shared belongings or lived together, wait until your lives are completely separate before pursuing a friendship. Truthfully, after his honest affirmation, Paul was the last person I wanted to spend more than five minutes with. Make sure your partner understands the relationship is over and the two of you are just friends now. Those qualities which attracted me to Paul, I realized, do not solely belong to him. If you get across the country for the new gig and find you really miss them as Your Person, you can figure that out then. What if he marries this woman? Let go of the hopes you have for a relationship.
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7 signs you're going to end up in a relationship with your friend
Literally, all you two do is hang out on the couch and order take-out, or meet up with your mutual friends for drinks and party till dawn. Make sure new partners are comfortable with the friendship. See a typo, an inaccuracy, or something offensive? That respect, though not easy for either of us, is a true surviving gift. It's hard to stay just friends if you're still having sex or being physically intimate. Your stories and your wisdom are just as meaningful as mine.