Sometimes when you are in a committed relationship, things tend to get boring. You feel the need to have an outlet or a break from all the tension connected to it. You two become extremely dependent on each other and that does not leave any space for your independent personality to flourish and that can really affect you both.
In such matters, a Friends With Benefits relationship is the best. You’re answerable to one person less, you maintain your independence and don’t have to deal with the surprises in regards to a committed relationship. You do not have to worry about breaking any rules or holding back while doing something just because your partner does not approve of it. It is as simple as it can get.
If you are still unsure about how this kind of relationship can flourish, here are some reasons that could probably build your trust in it:
1) Respect is the key.
Both of you are mutually involved in this and hence respect each other’s choices and decisions.
2) No awkwardness.
As friends, you know about each other’s quirks and habits so there are no surprises when it comes to unusual behavior.
3) It is all about the friendship.
At the end of the day, it just one friend helping out another friend.
4) They know you for who you are.
They spend time with you on a frequent basis and know the real you. The two of have share secrets, smiles and tears together so there is no need to be pretentious.
5) Feel free to experiment.
Sometimes when you are involved in a exclusive and monogamous relationship, things can get a little monotonous. It can lessen the chance for trying out new things. But when you are involved in a Friends With Benefits relationship, go all out and try out everything. Think of it as a practice run for the real deal.
6) No complications.
No jealousy, no drama and no worries.
7) Easy and natural relationship.
It does not alter your daily routine at all. You started out as friends and will continue being friends (as long as one of you doesn’t fall for the other).
8) Best of both worlds.
You get to enjoy the company of your best friend and derive pleasure from it. So it is a win-win situation where nobody loses anything (No, not the Hannah Montana song).
9) Both of you are on the same page.
Both of you know what the other one wants and doesn’t want so it is easy to find a common ground and build this relationship based on that.
10) It’s a healthy practice.
It is good for your health, burns calories, improves sleep pattern, acts as a stress buster and makes you live longer. There is so much to gain against the few irrelevant losses. Practicing it frequently and that too with a friend is the best decision you can make (as long as both of you are safe!)