Deciding the future of a relationship is a weighing of costs, benefits, alternative options, expectations, and investments already made into a partnership (Rusbult, 1980), but such weighing should reflect an appreciation for the work that goes into maintaining a partnership. Relationships help people grow into who they know they need to be.
We are not involved romantically (we even instituted a no-touching rule).In the meantime I’ve been seriously dating another guy and we are even starting to talk about marriage. There are a few problems, because even though you are not developing a physical relationship, you are developing an emotional one.The problem is that he is not happy about my platonic friendship. Therefore: One potential problem is that in any man-woman relationship, a person is emotionally exposed and vulnerable.Here are just three examples of platonic parenting methods, to help you consider whether this approach is right for you and your family.This first form of platonic parenting is really just a re-framing of a common alternative to divorce.