Falling for your friend can be one of the best, and worst, things that can happen. If it works out, you get to hang with your bestie all of the time, while exploring the newer, romantic side of your relationship. If they don’t feel the same, though, it can make a once-great friendship awkward beyond repair. If you’ve ever developed feelings for your friend, you’ll be able to relate.

1. I’m so happy to see you.

When You Realize You Have Feelings for Your Friend But that’s normal, right? Friends are great.

2. How is doing nothing together so much fun?

When You Realize You Have Feelings for Your Friend

We could watch paint dry.

3. I never noticed it before, but you’re the WHOLE package.

When You Realize You Have Feelings for Your Friend

You’re suspiciously perfect. When did this happen?

4. I think I have butterflies.

When You Realize You Have Feelings for Your Friend This feeling is new, and I’m nauseous.

5. Why am I suddenly so uncool?

When You Realize You Have Feelings for Your Friend Clumsy times a hundred.

6. I need to look GOOD.

When You Realize You Have Feelings for Your Friend

For no reason. Not trying to impress you or anything.

7. Omg, you’re sooo funny.

When You Realize You Have Feelings for Your Friend

I can’t stop laughing. My face hurts.

8. I want to tell you how I feel.

When You Realize You Have Feelings for Your Friend But I’m scared of how you’ll react.

9. And go everywhere with you...

When You Realize You Have Feelings for Your Friend Are you busy later?

10. I want to hear from you ALL OF THE TIME.

When You Realize You Have Feelings for Your Friend Why. haven’t. you. texted. back?

11. Oh no…
When You Realize You Have Feelings for Your Friend

This is definitely a thing. When did this become a thing?!

12. I’m officially dead.

When You Realize You Have Feelings for Your Friend Dead.

13. I suddenly want to rip off all of your clothes.

When You Realize You Have Feelings for Your Friend

Friend to friend, of course.

14. Do you feel the same?

When You Realize You Have Feelings for Your Friend ... you get me.

Amy Mackelden is a weekend editor at ELLE, Harper’s BAZAAR, and Marie Claire. She’s written for Cosmopolitan, Bustle, Ravishly, The Independent, The Guardian, Hello Giggles, and Teen Vogue. She’s currently developing a show called MS Is My Boyfriend, about what multiple sclerosis is really like. Follow her on Twitter .
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