There have been several times in my relationship history that a relationship has either come to an end, or not really ever started and one party or the other has wanted to remain friends.
Transitioning any relationship from one type to another can be challenging, but probably one of the toughest transitions is from partners, or potential partners to friends.
By being potential partners, or by being involved with each other intimately, you open yourself up to a wider range of emotions and experiences…and these can make things complicated. When you’ve been intimately attracted to someone (or maybe are still attracted to them), or have had deep feelings of connection or romantic love, finding your way through that to friendship isn’t always easy.
So today I’m answering another question from an LPPTV viewer. Amy asks:
“You’ve dated a guy, there was great chemistry, but you couldn’t make a relationship work, and are now trying to “be friends”, even though there are still feelings and attraction between the two of you.
My question is, is it better to cut all ties and have NO contact until both parties are “over it”, or maybe to be playful and go with the flow and see what happens?“
Having been through this situation myself, I know how complicated it can be…so today I’ll answer the question, “Do we need space in order to be friends?”
Now I’d love to hear from you.
Have you had a situation like this? How did you deal with it? What worked for you? Did you find that space and time helped? Did you choose not to have space and time and how did that work for you? What are the challenges that you’ve had with this kind of situation?
Or, ask me a question that you would like me to answer on a future episode of LPPTV, what is the one thing you’d like to know? What is the biggest challenge you’re facing in your relationship situation right now?
Please share with as much detail as you can because your insight and questions may provide a breakthrough for someone else and I guarantee if you’re thinking it, someone else is too and they could benefit from you having the courage to share your thoughts and questions.
Thank you in advance for having the courage to share and being kind and understanding in the comments.
Wishing You Love,