Friend­ship Flings: 101

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Life coach Lisa Phillips (amaz­ing­coach­ talks us through the dos and don’ts of friend­ship flings.

Do open your­self to the pos­si­bil­ity of a fling. If you are drawn to some­one you meet, or they have a char­ac­ter trait that you ad­mire, go for it, even if they are quite dif­fer­ent from you.

Don’t feel like you’re be­ing dis­loyal to your long-term friends by hav­ing a friend­ship fling. Life is about bal­ance. While we love the fa­mil­iar and the com­fort­able, it’s also fun to have some ex­cite­ment and va­ri­ety.

Do en­joy the mo­ment and be hon­est with your­self about what you want out of your friend­ship fling. If your best friend isn’t in­ter­ested in the club scene, it’s per­fectly OK to have an­other “go­ing out” friend.

Don’t ex­pect too much of your fling. You don’t have a shared his­tory with your new friend so she won’t know ev­ery­thing about you. If she doesn’t get a joke you make or shares an opin­ion you don’t en­tirely agree with, don’t get up­set. In­stead, just ac­cept and ap­pre­ci­ate her for who she is.

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