Dating a friend from childhood
She didn’t love me the way I loved her, and that was hard to handle.
She no longer wanted to be prom dates when we got to high school.
The only problem is that sometimes it can be easy not to socialize.
Our childhood was marked by her mom yelling at us for climbing the fence in her back yard, singing Good Charlotte while we tried to break into her forbidden attic and telling secrets late at night until my mom came in to tell us to be quiet.
Check yes, no or maybe.” I bought a pair of best friend necklaces at a Claire’s accessories store and gave one to her, explaining: “But it’s for you as a girlfriend.” I never took mine off, even when my dad told me I was going to get it tangled in my sleep and choke to death.
with her playing Sorry; someone who hadn’t cried with her while reading the book “Searching For David’s Heart” out loud to each other at a sleepover.
We toned down our monthly sleepovers to seasonal, and our other best friend, Jessica, became the glue that kept our friendship together.
While I wouldn't suggest dating someone you're already best friends with (in my experience you're better off maintaining the friendship), you should aim to be best friends with the person you date, especially if you're in a long term or serious relationship.