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Dating as Friends: A Guide to Building Healthy, Long-Lasting & Intentional Friendships

Many times when we enter a relationship, we know it might not work out. And when it doesn’t, it hurts, but we move on. Because with most romantic relationships, we expect the heartbreak, we prepare for it even.

Break-ups with friends often hurt way more than a cheating ex. Ironically, friendships are not so different from relationships. Yet, while we show full commitment to making that romantic relationship work, we often don’t put this same amount of effort in our friendships. But we should.

Here’s a short guide to dating as friends.

Choose your friends consciously.