Is it possible for FWB guys to revert back to being "just friends"?

  • rnch

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    Feb 05, 2015 6:43 PM GMT
    Can long term (8 years) friends to boyfriends to Friends With weekly sex (FWB) relationship go back to being platonic, non fucking friends when one of the guys get bored/tired of having sex with the other guy?
  • Destinharbor

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    Feb 05, 2015 7:11 PM GMT
    rnch saidCan long term (8 years) friends to boyfriends to Friends With weekly sex (FWB) relationship go back to being platonic, non fucking friends when one of the guys get bored/tired of having sex with the other guy?

    Sure. Why not? You like each other as much as you ever did. All it should take is a loving conversation. The only problem might be what happens when one or the other finds a new friend, FWB or boyfriend? You each need to be prepared to make room mentally and also time for the new guys. I'd think that could be the hardest part. And the new guy might not feel you're free of an old flame. But all that can be handled with honest disclosure. But you both have to be honest with yourselves as well.
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    Feb 05, 2015 8:31 PM GMT
    Yes if there was a friendship or potential for one there all along. Two people who fancy each other but don't like each other enough to spend social time together? That would be a no.
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    Feb 06, 2015 9:23 AM GMT
    Yup, have had that. The problems come when both don't equally feel the same way which is often the case.
  • SilverRRCloud

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    Feb 06, 2015 11:20 AM GMT
    rnch saidCan long term (8 years) friends to boyfriends to Friends With weekly sex (FWB) relationship go back to being platonic, non fucking friends when one of the guys get bored/tired of having sex with the other guy?


    Theoretically, yes. In real life terms, if only one guy got tired/bored of having sex with this other dude, the relationship turns out to be asymmetrical,and hence, possibly unstable.

    It always boils down to the two people involved, tho. If the bonds of genuine friendship are strong, the guy who would still want to mess around may choose to look for his fun elsewhere, and the platonic friendship may follow. Yet, I would not bet my money on it.

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  • thadjock

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    Feb 07, 2015 11:49 PM GMT
    there's no set answer to this question, every situation is different. i don't have any problem with shifting relationships, if i liked someone b4 sex was involved, i'm still going to like that person after we go back to just friends
  • Nhlakz

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    Feb 08, 2015 11:01 AM GMT
    im acctually facing a similar dilema and its not fun for either of us....i dnt want to completly let go of him...(its been four years of great sex but we've reach the boring part)...im young and out of the closet and living a healthy life and his a bit older and indenial about his sexuality....i dnt want us to b friends coz he still expect us to hv sex yet we both can see that we dont fancy each other like b4....he just became toomuch of a fuckbuddy
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    Feb 08, 2015 8:54 PM GMT
    Nah, I think to rool back and erase previous is not so easy. FWB option includes at some point intimacy, and if you loved ghat option, being just friends for one side might be odd in the start.
  • BloodFlame

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    Feb 10, 2015 10:49 AM GMT
    I think it would depend. If you actually bonded with this FWB, I feel it would be more tougher. But hey, anything is possible. icon_smile.gif
  • thadjock

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    Feb 10, 2015 9:45 PM GMT
    sometimes it's good to just take a break, i've done that b4, and then like a yr or even a couple yrs later find urselves hooking up again.