“If you hold those beliefs, you might take any sort of stumbling as a sign that it’s a problem and this relationship that isn’t worth pursuing, rather than recognizing little points of awkwardness and stumbling as something you can work on,” says Dr. Accept that your relationship will get more complicated.
Just because you get to regularly bone your cool friend now doesn't mean that that's all your relationship will entail.
But consistently worrying about the state of your friendship with every new step you take in your romantic development is just no good.
“A couple who goes through a breakup might then have to negotiate how they’ll share their network of friends, says Dr. "But at the point where they’re a couple, I don’t think it benefits them to keep saying ‘Ok, if we break up, what’s going to happen?
Make sure you have the right kind of friendship for a relationship.