What to Do When You Like a Friend
Developing feelings of love and passion for a friend might put you in a risky situation. Your feelings might not be taken positively if your friend is not ready to get hooked to you.
Is it wise to keep quite about feelings in fear of losing your friendship or should you blurt it out? You can deal with the strange dilemma of having feelings for friends with the help of these effective steps.
Understand your feelings for your friend
It might be natural to hold feelings of affection for your friend since the start but this should not necessarily let you to conclude that it’s a case of love. Have you become a friend of this person only because you were attracted to him/her at first sight? If this happens to be the case then you can be sure that there is a soft corner for your friend somewhere in your heart for which you have stretched the hands of friendship towards him/her. Try and find if physical attraction is the only motive for which you would like to remain friends with him/her. It is wise to assess your feelings for your friend first before you decide to jump ahead and make a declaration of love.
Assess your willingness to take an initiative
Once you find out about your exact feelings for your friend, try and know if you possess the courage to go ahead with the declaration of love for your friend. You might have to lose your friendship if your proposal is not taken in a positive light. Ask yourself if you have enough strength to cope with a broken friendship if your expression of love is being taken as a betrayal in friendship. Also find out if you have the ability to take a resounding no as an answer to your proposal of love.
Find out about your friend’s feelings
Before you dive to confess your love for that someone special, you also need to know if the same feelings are harbored by your friend. It is not a good idea to proclaim about your love if your friend is already hooked with someone else. If your buddy is single and is ready to mingle then you can take a chance of expressing your feelings. However, it is advisable that you drop the idea of professing your love for your friend if he/she is already in a stable and healthy relationship. Being the reason for a split of your friend only to satiate your selfish needs will not make your relation last longer. You will have to decide if it is good for both you and your friend if you try to break the couple’s love bond.
Express in a persuasive manner
Once you know that your friend also holds a mutual feeling or is single and there are chances of your love proposal being accepted, get your point across smartly. You can send across romantic gifts and drop hints to your friend to show your feelings of love.
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