FWB only works at the right time. Sometimes when you’re in a weird place in your life, particularly when you’re not looking for a serious commitment, FWB can be a really good relationship that helps you explore new dynamics with other people while remaining single. However, if you’re not in the right place in your life, it’s not a good idea. You can get attached, develop feelings, and end up getting hurt over nothing. So before you attempt it, make sure you’re in a good head space and your priorities are straight.
7mo ago
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RobGanon
Questioning everything
@jenni0220 Been there before. Things were casual and fun, until I felt a rush of emotions I wasn’t ready for. My friend on their hand, felt nothing at all.

Ever since, I’ve always viewed these kinds of relationships like messing with fire. What are the odds that both you and your FWB are in the right headspace? And even if you start off that way—like I did—what if things change? I think it takes a very emotionally mature pair of people to do this right.
7mo ago

Jordan
Free Spirit
@ Not to pry in your business, but if she was your best friend and you enjoyed being intimate with her, why would you not commit to her and make it official.

Seems like you had the best of both worlds.
7mo ago

Jordan
Free Spirit
@ I understand. I’m sure she appreciates the respect and honesty, even if it hurts instead of being led on.
7mo ago

jenni0220
I'm new here
@ It can be really great to explore levels of intimacy with a new person and learn how relationships like that work. It can even deepen a friendship, I’ve found. But yeah, when you and the other person start to want different things, it’s not the best idea to continue. It’s good you chose to be honest with your friend, you did the right thing.
7mo ago

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