10 Reasons Why You Cant Be Friends With Someone You Like

1. Youll always hope for more. Or wonder if you two could finally end up together one day, when the time is right, while this is a holding on to it stops you from being fully invested in other people.

2.Youll never be a good friend. Because part of you will always be a little selfish with him/her, youll never completely like the person theyre dating or be as supportive as you should be if theyre going through a break up becausepart of you will be happy.

3.Youll always treat them like someone you’re dating.Youll cancel plans if they want to meet up, youll make it a point to look extra good that day and youll always prioritize them over your other friends.

4.Youll never feel like your friendship is enough. Youll always be longing for more time together, deeper conversations, more trips and all the quality time you can get with them because thats really what you want. You dont want to hang out with them in large groups.

5.Youll be hesitant to introduce them to the person youre dating. Because the person youre dating might easily pick up on your vibes and know thatyou actually like or even love your

6.Youll always be a threat to the person theyre dating. Because they can also tell that you want more, that you know too much or maybe you try too hard and so youll always be the least favorite friend.

7.Youll always over think things. Or read too much into their actions. Were they a little more flirtatioustoday? Did they look at you a little differently? You will magnify every little action because you want to that you both feel the same way about each other.

8.Its awkward for your other friends. Because they know or they can feel it, theyre always caught in the middle; theyre either trying so hard to get you two together or trying to make you two avoid each other because they dont want or anyone getting hurt.

9.Youll always compare your dates to them. And thats unfair because you have a lot of memories together, inside joke, mutual friends and more topics to talk about, so of course youre more likely to enjoy your time with them because a) you like them and b) you actually have a lot of things to talk about so youll never get bored.

10.Youll never move on if youre still friends. If youve been stuck in the friend zone for years, its not going to change overnight and youre only making it harder on yourself to move on or even fall in love with someone else.

If you want to move on, you have to make the hard decision to let them go, even if it means losing them as a friend — because that was never what you wanted anyway.

Rania Naim is a poet and the author of the book.

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