Make the effort and say what you want. If you don’t, then don’t be surprised or hurt when that friendship remains just that, friends.
I was friends with my boyfriend for several years before we started dating. We fall more and more in love with each other everyday because we were friends first, we had that trust in our relationship, and communication. Seriously, people, BE FRIENDS FIRST. You need to know the person you want to be in a relationship with. You don’t want to find out, down the road, that you share your life with a douche bag. Life is too short to spend it with someone you don’t trust. Build the foundation of friendship first. You won’t be sorry. ~ Shauna Silva
I married my best friend and we’re are still best friends and still in love after 30 years. ~ Debbie Rochon
Honesty is one of the components of friendship.