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Breaking the Rules of Friendship; COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE (UK edition) May 2012

by Charlotte Muir

When a genuine friendship turns to lust, should you follow your head or your heart?

Let’s face it, we’ve all fallen victim to the typical ‘friend crush,’ that one person, who, even though you know you shouldn’t, you can’t help but have the serious hots for. Playful flirting and late night texts, it all sounds innocent enough, but what happens when the footsie under the table gets serious and feelings start to get in the way of your friendship?

Chances are there has always been […]

10 Steps to Moving Beyond the Friend Zone

Are you stuck in the friend zone? It’s a rotten position to hold when you’d prefer to be the “lover.” The fear of staying trapped in a minimal position is equal to the fear of moving forward. Frozen in a battle between two conflicting emotions, we wonder, is something better than nothing?

The anxiety of being imprisoned in a category that’s far less than we desire is humiliating. It’s not good for us and we know it. Yet, we fear the loss of this special friend […]

Parting Ways; The Natural Cycle of Life

Lovers and friends come in and out of our lives. This is a natural occurrence. Yet, upon this revelation we often feel baldly. “Why did this happen? How could they let me down? I thought we shared a love, a connection, and that we were closer.”

Emotions of loss, betrayal, invalidation and sadness are common to the parting of ways. It takes thinking through this occurrence to get to a state of peace, power and purpose.

If we’re honest with ourselves, […]

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