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Dating a friend is widely recognized to be a pursuit fraught with potential complications. I learned this lesson the hard way when I started dating a friend in high school. Not only were we good friends, but our families were also extremely close and had been for years. When we broke up nine months later, all the usual post-breakup awkwardness and bitterness were multiplied tenfold by the fact that we were forced to hang out whenever our families got together, which was often.

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Maybe the ways you look at the world are very different, but your hobbies and favorite TV shows are the same, so you tend to focus on the latter. Whatever it may be, try to be honest with yourself: Are you two truly potential partners, or are you just infatuated with your commonalities and friendly banter? A adult seeking casual sex midland city alabama relationship is not always a rung up on the ladder of human relationships; rather, you should work on building friendships and romantic relationships that are equally compassionate, fun, and fulfilling.

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