Ah, love triangles. They might look like fun and games in the movies, but there's a lot of deep stuff involved. Consider this. You go crazy for a girl and then your close friend does as well. And to add to all this confusion, it appears like the girl likes both of you. What would you do? Here are a few things you can do, and their consequences, both good and bad.
Well, in case you're inspired by our film industry and choose to continue chasing, you can do so, provided you do not cross lines. It would appear that you are a true, dedicated lover; but it could also backfire and create problems – with your friend and/or with your love interest.
Ask Your Friend To Move Aside:
This might sound outright straightforward and rude. You might get into a mindset where you think that the girl is all you need in your life, and you would want to get her at ANY cost. So, you risk pissing off a close friend in this case.
The good side here could be that he might move aside for the sake of your friendship, and all will be happy in the end. But the bad side gets pretty dark in this case. Your friend may get royally pissed off, and try to hinder your attempts to get the girl. He may also sever all ties with you.
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Move Aside And Let Your Friend Go Ahead:
This is the noblest act you could possibly do in this case. Sacrificing a girl for a close friend is a tough pill to swallow. However, this has one bad side too.
The good side here would be that you still have your friend, and you will have the girl as your friend too. You would live with the satisfaction of causing no damage to anyone. But yes, the bad side. There was damage. You killed your desires for someone else. Even though the act is for everyone's good, you may tend to get depressed in the process. But because of the bond you share with your friend due to your act, he will help you get through it. So probably, apart from a phase, no bad sides here.
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Let The Girl Make The Choice:
Sounds ideal, doesn't it? But in this ‘ideal' case, the girl would go through torture just like you, or probably more than you. She would have a million things going on in the back of her head. She would be in a position where she has to look for her own happiness, as well as ensure not breaking a good friendship.
Here, the girl would make the ideal choice for herself, but her choice may affect the friendship between the two of you.
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As it has been said since centuries, love is no game. In an age where relationships are mere transactions, where true love is mostly lost in such situations, love triangles can be hell for all the three involved. Any decision you take impacts the other two greatly. Choose wisely, and you'll be happy in the long run.