When a relationship is new, the lines between friendship and romance can get blurry. In the beginning, you may have thought your partner was the one you'd grow old with. But now that you've had a chance to spend more time together, you may have discovered that they'd be better off as your ride or die than your 'til death do us part. If you've noticed that something is a little off in the romance department, then you may want to consider some of the interesting signs you and your partner would be better off as friends.
Yes, friends can make some of the best partners in love. As Psychology Today pointed out, intimacy, respect, and even attraction are important qualities in successful friendships and romantic relationships alike. Your partner may be the first person you want to share good news and juicy secrets with. There are other important aspects of the relationship, however, that need to be in place if you want to consider yourselves a legit item.
Although every case is different, it's important to be honest with yourself and your partner about where you see things going to avoid hurt feelings and bad blood. The good news is that both friendships and romances can end up being life-long relationships. Not sure which side of the fence you and your SO fall on? Here are some signs you two should stick to the friend zone.