More Than Just Friends?

Can friends be lovers, or more? Here's what science has to say about you and your "friend" staying just friends. Cover Image: Jasminko Ibrakovic/Shutterstock

When Friends Become Lovers (and Why They Often Don't)

By Mark Travers Ph.D.

It may depend on how realistically you can judge who's 'in your league.'

Why Men and Women Can't Be 'Just Friends'

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D.

Can men and women really be “just friends?”

When Should You Just Be Friends?

By Theresa E DiDonato Ph.D.

Friendship and romance have so much in common that it can be hard to judge.

Love Without Friendship Doesn't Last Forever

By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D.

Couples must connect as friends, or "happily ever after" won't happen.

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