5 important rules of friends-with-benefits relationships
Friendship-with-benefits [FWB] is a sort of sex-heavy connection that excludes emotions and commitment.
While the concept essentially contradicts the principles of traditional relationships, in today’s society it remains an obvious reality and much of that is discussed here.
The rules that govern the operation of this special union are also very different from the rules that you might know about the relationship, as we know it.
Here are five important rules to guide you through if you ever find yourself in one:
- Love’s not welcome here
There is a very high possibility that one or both of you will begin to catch feelings.
Allowing these feelings to flourish dramatically changes things. The relationship between FWB and a proper relationship graduates from them. And you both decide that’s not all right unless you really want to.
- Sext, don’t text
Your only text message should be “My place or yours” to a friend with benefits?
You give way to discomfort and confusion when you text the same way as ordinary friends and girlfriends do.
- You can’t do this with a friend
Friends with benefits are a relationship that works best with people you’ve met and don’t really connect with recently. With this, you don’t want to ruin big friendships.
If you’re hopelessly romantic, this isn’t the best for you, either, since the kind of relationship you’ll really long for is completely dissipated.
- No jealousy
Regardless of how good sex is, never have a right to it. Your “partner” isn’t yours and the title creates jealousy.
In an FWB relationship, this whole thing has no place.
- No introduction to friends
Your family and friends don’t have to know them.