your best friend, but some buddies never pursue a romance out of fear that they'll break up and ruin their relationship in the process. To see how friendships-turned-romances really play out, we asked women what actually happened when they dated their besties.
He was a really special person, and although it wouldn't have worked out romantically, I would give anything to go back in time and keep him as a friend." —Jessica, 29"It ruined other friendships""Our relationship grew out of a very close friendship, and for a little over a year, it was wonderful. We had different expectations for the relationship, and from there, we were doomed.
He became incredibly possessive, wanted to know where I was at all times, and discouraged me from leaving the house without him. Over the course of a few months, I tried to improve things and even suggested counseling, but those attempts only made things worse, and he escalated to hacking into my email to read the messages I was sending to my best friend, in which I detailed my concerns and fear about his behavior.
He went into a rage, accused me of betraying his trust by confiding in her (hundreds of miles away), and told me to leave.
"Last Friday, the possible remains were delivered to us and we have taken action," he said.
"It is hard to speculate how long the tests will take.