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My name is ***** ***** I am a psychotherapist in the Metro Boston area.
Ahhh, sweet soul....it sounds like what you have could be the love of your life. I can't think of a better foundation for beginning a relationship. The fact the two of you are best friends and have eight years of friendship under your belts...this is truly amazing!
Based upon the information you provided, I gather she is scared. She is so afraid of loosing what the two of you have and probably can't imagine how difficult that would be. My advice is to proceed slowly....and then some....think 1950's dating style. Go on a few old-fashioned dates....picnic in the park, quiet dinner out, brunch on a Sunday afternoon, movie on a Friday night...you get the picture. Keep the physical part of the relationship moving at snails pace. Continue being her best friend....doing all the things you have done in the past but simply add the very casual dating piece. She is willing and open...which tells me she has feelings for you as well but it needs to move slowly.
I love that her son approves of you. This truly is amazing and makes things significantly easier--I say this as a single mom myself. You are someone he feels comfortable with and someone who has a presence in his life already...this is wonderful!
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