The big question: go for broke or just stay friends?

JULIAN was riding the emotional rollercoaster.

He had developed strong feelings for a girl he had recently became close friends with at work.

He wanted more but couldn't tell if she was keen. His fear of taking the gamble and telling her how he felt might lose him the friendship.

Is it best to remain friends? Or go for broke and try for more?

Knowing when to risk the friendship for something more can be daunting.

You worry you might lose that special friend and be left with nothing.

So you hold back the feeling, but the excitement of what could be is always there whispering in your mind, pushing you to try for more.

The longer you leave it, the stronger that feeling develops. Bottling your emotions is like holding on to a wet eel - sooner or later it is going to escape.

Sometimes you have to let go of the fear of rejection and take the gamble.

I can't tell you if she is going to say yes but I can say this: To get the girl, you have to risk losing her.

If she isn't interested, you will feel rejected and left out to dry.

But as the dust settles on that awkward moment, as long as you are both emotionally mature, you might find a wonderful friendship inside the friend zone.

On the other hand, this could be the beginning of a wonderful relationship and the move she's been waiting for you to do for a long time.

Don't keep her waiting. In life our biggest regrets are the chances we didn't take, rather than the ones we did.

Do you have a relationship question for our Man About Town? Send your dilemmas to: manaboutgtown@gmail.com



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