Always Evaluate Your Feelings
Take time to find out how things are between you every now and then. This will help prevent meltdowns in the future and even strengthen your friendship, vulnerability and trust. It also ensures that none of the friends reads more into a relationship than the other. Basically, avoid misunderstandings by checking in with your partner more often.
Acknowledge Your Comfort Zone
Being casual should not make you complacent. You must know consent and red lines of your friends with benefits relationship. Each friend should know the limits. Being aware of the limits from the beginning is better but don’t fear speaking up any time.
Discuss the End
Assume that you won’t end up in a real romantic relationship and discuss the end of your friends with benefits’ relationship beforehand. What happens if you meet someone that you want to be in a romantic relationship with? What happens if your partner feels they are not into the friends with benefits relationship anymore? Visualizing the end can be difficult when starting out. However, acknowledging that the arrangement may not last long will save both of you the heartbreak or headache if it happens. Therefore, agree that each partner will talk to the other in case this happens.
It’s also important that you have fun while at it. After all, that’s the reason for agreeing to get into a relationship for friends with benefits. If you are not having fun, end the arrangement.