It’s always a good idea to think about the end from the beginning, so let’s consider the possible outcomes of going into a casual romantic relationship with someone you don’t necessarily want to spend the rest of your life with;

a) You could end up falling in love but the feeling may not be mutual.
b) The other person could fall in love with you but they’re not who you want to be with.
c) They leave you for someone else because they were never in the relationship for the long term.
d) You want to break up but they don’t, and they begin to threaten about things they’ll do if you leave.
e) Or you could both end up falling in love with each other.

Whenever there’s a break-up there’s pain associated with the rejection you or they experience. The wounds may heal ,but what about the scar?