Is it really possible to be "just friends" with someone you love?

United States
July 12, 2011 5:43pm CST
I think it is possible..but ridiculously challenging. I'm speaking from experience as I have been in a (mostly)positive friendly relationship with my ex-girlfriend for about 2 years now after a 5 year romantic relationship. We fool around sometimes, typical, "I'm all alone and I need you now" type scenario, but we remain very close friends regardless, and are very close. Has anyone else ever had this kind of on again off again, back and forth, relationship with a previous lover? Does it also drive you crazy? Does it work for you?
1 response
@omarfw (50)
• United States
12 Jul 11
Loving someone is not all that's necessary for a relationship. You should love your good friends just as much as a committed partner. Relationships require trust and compatibility while friendships don't as much. It's definitely possible to keep someone a friend if that is what is best.