Enjoying casual encounters with your FWB keeping aside the emotional attachments is an art that one should learn to finesse.It’s pretty amazing when the two of you are on the same page, but once feelings are involved, you’re bound to get screwed! Many people believe that a “friends with benefits” scenario is pretty ideal. However, most situations end up in major heartbreaks and unwanted expectations. To help you deal with such an experience, today we bring you a guide to avoid getting attached to your FWB and just enjoy the moment -
Reducing the time you spend around your FWB will help you suppress your feelings for them. Decrease the amount of time you spend with them or reduce the frequency of your encounters. This way you can reassure yourself as well as your friend of nothing more than a “friends with benefits” relation.
Texting them or calling them frequently is likely to have you get attached to them over time. Just like reducing your encounters, you also have to keep track of your virtual life with them. Keep it casual and don’t engage in a conversation with them constantly.
Check-in on your FWB, whenever you can, to ensure that the two of you are on the same page with the relation. Make sure that none of you has developed any feelings for each other and in any case should you feel any emotional attachments involved, talk with one another and resolve as quickly as possible.
Any romantic activity or serious flirting with your FWB is only gonna make things awkward. Avoid having deep conversations with them about yourself and try to wrap up with what is meant to. Don’t indulge in unnecessary romance with your FWB, especially if you want to sustain the relationship.
Keep it real and think practically about your future with them. It’s pointless to engage yourself in fantasies with your FWB.
Always be honest with him/her and let them know all that you feel. Open up to them to make sure the two of you are on the same page. Assure them that they too can speak up for themselves and there’s nothing to worry about.
Keep them as distant as possible from your social circle. Treating them like you treat your other friends and indulging them in parties or other social events is not a good way to go about if you want to avoid getting attached to them.
NEVER lead them on if you aren’t serious about it. You don’t wanna end up breaking their heart, do you? Be honest throughout and never go with the emotional flow if you don’t really mean it!