Platonic Relationships -
Can They Really Work?
Platonic relationships are a part of everyones life at one point or
another and the
question a lot of people has is can they really
work? The short answer is yes, but like any other
relationships platonic friendships can fail too if certain guidelines
are not followed.
order for a platonic relationship to be successful both participants
must set boundaries for the relationship.
important to determine what is acceptable and what is unacceptable.
Some people think of PR as friendships with benefits but these intimate
encounters, regardless of how few, deem your "friendship" a
It's also beneficial to discuss what you both want from this particular
relationship. This can be accomplished by stating your
If romantic feelings begin to develop it's best to discuss these
changes as soon as possible.
When boundaries have been set make sure they are followed.
Share your ideas, goals, dreams and fears with your opposite sex friend
just as you would with a same sex friend. People in platonic opposite
sex friendships often refer to their comrade as being like a
sister/brother to them. When one friend is not honest about their
feelings they run the risk of blocking any chance for taking the
friendship to the next level if their friend begin to see them as a
Remember, some love relationships fail but true friendship will stand
the test of time.
Friendships bond people together much more than sex does.
So, platonic relationships can they really work?
If you both work at it and work through any disagreements that may
if you want to be more than friends?
It can work
but you must also realize that if you two decide to try for something
more you run the risk of ruining the friendship. Once the line from
friendship to lovers is crossed either one of you may end up getting
hurt in the end.
Being in a relationship that is purely platonic has its previlages. You
don’t have to worry about trying to impress the other person you can
let your hair down and just be you.
These are the best friends you will have and sometimes these
relationships start out in great,
trusting place then you both start having deeper more intimate feelings
toward one another. These relationships tend to be strong, supportive
and last much longer than ones where you hardly know each other before
Platonic relationships can work if you have such a wonderful
connections with your friend of the opposite sex why would you want to
just remain friends.
If you are single and searching for love - love may be waiting at home.
Before you embark on an intimate relationship you should be friends
first. If this friendship lead to something more great. If it
does not that's great to because you can never have too many friends.
can they really work?
Yes if both of you can set boundaries and adhere to them and are up
front with one another. No if you both are jealous and immature about
other relations. No if you have alterior motives.