Let your relationship grow slowly

Dating friend relationship

Crystal Huskey Demonstrate your interest. Going from friendship to relationship requires you to work on showing you care even more than a friend.

Get to know your friend in

Share your hopes and dreams. Decide whether you want to keep it light and open or deep and monogamous. We need to have patience to let a relationship grow at its own pace. Slow and steady wins the race.

Get to know your friend in a new way. Give your new relationship time to blossom. Being open about your emotions will relieve any worry and also help you to create an emotional bond on a deeper level. Family who may have only thought of you as a friend need to know that your status has changed.

Ask each other if you just want to casually date or are looking to get serious. If you're ready to make the plunge, show your friend that you mean business. Speaking about your potential future together will hopefully strengthen your bond. Having family on board with your relationship will deepen the bond and make the friend status disappear.

Sometimes we think we know someone better than we actually do. Discuss your relationship goals.

Give your new relationship time