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Realizing you might have mutual feelings for a friend can be something you want help sorting through, but if you're going to talk to someone, consider picking someone who isn't a shared friend.

“It's not always be a straight path moving from friendship to a romantic relationship – there might be some back-and-forth," says Di Donato.

Yes, depending on if and how you break up, you may not be friends in the end.

But if you can't stop focusing on the potential future turmoil, you should rethink moving along.

These are all things that you're probably only talking about if you are connecting on some sort of emotional level.

The first kiss my boyfriend and I shared as friends-who-now-know-they-like-each-other was nothing short of terrifying. I was convinced we had no chemistry and that I ruined a perfectly-great friendship. Sure, friend-to-partner transitions can be magical and simple, but they can also be confusing and anxiety-inducing as all hell if you're someone who doubts themselves a lot.

“Sometimes these dominant traits we love in a person and that drew us in [as friends] becomes the thing we don’t like anymore," adds Di Donato. They're cute, they're nice to you, and you can trust them."It can give you a safe space to see if the other person flirts back.” It doesn't have to be anything too overt right away – we started off with dressing room selfies where we asked each other's opinions on outfits we already knew we looked really good in.Eventually, I graduated to borderline-sexts about how his legs looked in shorts, but there were so many baby thirst steps in between.“A couple who goes through a breakup might then have to negotiate how they’ll share their network of friends, says Dr. "But at the point where they’re a couple, I don’t think it benefits them to keep saying ‘Ok, if we break up, what’s going to happen?’” Yes, you are taking a risk on your friendship by dating.

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