*hugs* Sorry to see you in the bad places...
Originally Posted by AnnabelMore
She swears that it won't become a "real" relationship, that part of what she likes about him is that he's not looking for that. But people can surprise you. Feelings can surprise you.
I am the same as you with this. I take all kinds of statements about (lack of) future intentions in relation to relationships with people with a grain of salt. Not because I don't believe my partner means what they are saying - I totally do. It is simply that: people and feelings can surprise you. Though I don't think that feelings mean a relationship needs to be started. But, also, your own wants can surprise you. Never know.