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Instead, put your energy into authentically befriending your friend's new S.O. When you're all hanging out, that means you should avoid doting on your friend too much, as she is likely to misinterpret that as romantic interest. Don't worry. To create this article, 98 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. A long-distance friendship might seem difficult to maintain if you think about it, but it's not as stressful as it might seem. wikiHow is where trusted research and expert knowledge come together.

Even if your feelings for him are completely platonic, there ' s always the possibility that jealousy will arise and complicate the relationship—and that goes both ways. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Give them some time to come up with a reaction. They tend to not care about things we intently dwell on, and that can be such a breath of fresh air. We know ads can be annoying, but they’re what allow us to make all of wikiHow available for free. Try keeping in touch through Skype/FaceTime, phone calls, texts, letters, postcards, and any other means you can think of to keep you two close. But here I have my BFF who is like a sister to me and there is no way she will leave. This might seem hard to hear but you might want to let them go, give them space and make new friends where you are living now. She may need extra support for awhile, so try to be available whenever you can.

Guy friends are way different than boyfriends and pretty different from girl friends too, so my best guy friends, Bryan and Jon, helped me break down the rules of being friends with a guy. Keeping the conversation infused with both of your interests won't make the friendship seem one-sided. To create this article, 98 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. We are guys and we are afraid to communicate often. Friend or dream? If you feel like you're not welcome around her, that might be a sign to back off. If might be difficult, but if you arrange to meet up, and have saved to pay for all the expenses, then it can be a good way to spend a chunk of time together that will produce wonderful memories for the times you're both apart. But I really value your friendship, so let’s not do that again. Your guy friend can seem perfect for you, but that's only because you're looking at things from the scope of him being your friend. It's a mutual unrequired love we have. You have to consider how you've seen them act in a relationship.

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