Courtship Requires Effort and Restraint Best friends who marry are likely to find joy and fulfillment together through all seasons of life. And, ultimately, without the safety net of labels and boundaries, falling in love with someone can start to feel a little terrifying. And still does! You may get lucky and find out that your friend reciprocates your romantic feelings; but it's just as likely that he or she isn't interested in anything beyond friendship. Can you be friends before dating a man?
I wanted to be in love with him, but eventually came to terms with that the fact that I wasn't and could never be. You already know each other as friends; now it's time to get to know each other as lovers. And I think failed relationships really can teach us many valuable lessons that make it easier to make subsequent ones work.