So, what happens when you and your friend like the same guy? This can put a huge damper on a friendship if it isn't handled gently. There's no need to ruin a lifelong friendship over a guy, but it has happened in the past to many people. I've written down some tips for ways that might help remedy the “one guy, two friends” situation.
12. Walk away
This is probably the hardest way to handle the situation for some people. It just might be the only quick way to remedy it though. Being able to walk away from a weird love triangle might be the best for all those involved. It often takes a more mature person to walk away from a situation such as this. So be the bigger person and stop pursuing him. Is it really worth ruining your friendship over a guy who may or may not like you?
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11. Look at his past relationships
It's wise to look at all the relationships that this guy has had before you. If he jumps from girl to girl, then you might want to think before even trying to start a relationship with him. It might even be a good idea for you to warn your friend as well. You wouldn't want her to be hurt either. Take a look at what types of people his last girlfriends were as well. Is he friends with his exes? This might tell you a bit more about him and who he's interested in and the kind of boyfriend he'd make.
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10. Tell your friend and see how she reacts
Unlike the right time to say you love someone, there is no right time to tell your friend you like the same guy she does. So just muster up the guts and tell her. It can get pretty awkward if she finds out from someone else. When telling your friend that you like the same guy she does, be sure to watch her reaction, especially if you have a friend that won't tell you right away about how she really feels. Sometimes things have to sink in for a while before someone can talk about it. Keep an eye on her facial expressions as you are telling her. This should be a good indicator for telling if she's mad, sad, or indifferent.
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