A few years ago, I attended the wedding of two dear friends of mine. Their wedding was nothing short of a joyful and magical affair, as weddings typically are, but something remarkable stood out at this wedding. Among the hundreds of family and friends present were some former boyfriends and girlfriends of the bride and groom. Dating could ruin our friendship.
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When I sold my first novel, some author friends warned me that my success might make people uncomfortable — it could intimidate dates or come between me and writer friends at different points in their journeys. But there is one thing creating a weird rift between myself and many buds: For some weird reason, my singleness makes my friends uncomfortable. My life is pretty freaking awesome right now. She later apologized. Not on my checklist? I'm not hurt by my friends' gaffes, in part because I'm flying high on a cloud of good book news.
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Subscriber Account active since. Dating is hard, but it can get even more complicated if you've been seeing someone for a while and can't tell if they want to take things to the next level. Even if you know what you want, it doesn't mean that it necessarily matches what the person you're dating wants … despite the amazing chemistry you might share. But if the person you're dating doesn't want a serious relationship, it's important to figure that out early on, rather than wasting more time with someone who isn't looking for the same things you are from a partner. It's always painful to break things off, but if you and the person you're seeing don't have a future together, it's probably best to move on as soon as possible.
Take action and your feelings will change. Paul and I had been acquaintances for eight years. When I opened the door to his office one afternoon to offer our usual casual hello, an alchemical change packed a walloping charge through my body. When had my coworker become a handsome man with whom I suddenly wanted to share more than impersonal cafeteria trays in a crowd? His long-distance girlfriend had broken up with him or his relative was terminally ill.