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Honestly, I think if you guys have an understanding of the dynamics and boundaries associated with the relationship, the risk is worth taking. I think you just have to keep in mind that a lot is at stake if you guys date and things don't work out. It sounds like you will just have to agree to understand that you will always be connected and have to focus on maintaining a respect for one another. It sounds like there has always been a soul connection between you and I would hate to hear you missed out on that because you worried about others' opinions or you worried about the "what if's" rather than nurturing the relationship. It sounds like there has a been a healthy natural progression in the relationship and the risk is worth definitely worth it. Are you afraid of communicating this with others?
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