Question: Is FWB a bad idea?

Being FWB actually can be healthy, she says—if youre careful about it, that is. In fact, for some people, FWB relationships work even better than more traditional monogamous relationships, explains Richmond.

Why you shouldnt do friends with benefits?

Because youre friends, youre probably going to hang out outside of the bedroom, and this means that you will inevitably see them flirting with other people. While thats not a problem for some people, it can trigger jealousy in others, even if you logically know youre not in a monogamous relationship.

How long do FWB usually last?

FWB relationships might have an expiration date, but it has nothing to do with time. Some people need to end it after a few months, but sometimes they can last for years. Its all about how youre feeling. And when it doesnt feel right — thats when you know its gone on for too long.

How do you tell him you dont want to be FWB?

Tell him that you need to stop sleeping with him, and that you hope you two can still be on good terms. You dont have to do it in person if you dont want to, but you should say something. Even a text message is enough. Its a matter of respect!

When should you break up with FWB?

If one of you feels hurt or neglected, you need to talk about it. More than any other relationship, a FWB relationship relies on honesty and transparency in all things. If your FWB starts subtly manipulating you, or making you feel guilty about anything youre doing that doesnt involve them, its time to say bye.

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