It goes without saying that being “just friends” with someone who fancy is an excruciating experience and it often begs the question as to why it’s even worth the effort.

Sometimes despite our better judgement we are unable to let go of some vestige of hope, attachment, or contact with the object of our attraction and so we stay unless something compels us to abandon this cruel situation.

It’s never as simple though when we interact with them since bring up anything concerning romance would be uncomfortable at best and painful at worst.

We would not want them to elaborate about their love life, be it past, present or future, simply because we are not part of it and it’s not for a lack of wanting.

It is therefore a lopsided simile of a friendship because there are topics which are off limits and we always find ourselves on guard. It’s never easy and never as simple and eventually, something has to give.

(c) Niconica 2012

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