Kelly: I believe we handled the evolution of our relationship very consciously.Nothing felt weird to me, but the transitions didn’t just happen on their own.
Brice: [Defers to Maggie]Maggie: We met at our first job. Crew straight out of school – he was in men’s design, I was in women’s merchandising.
Dating a friend is widely recognized to be a pursuit fraught with potential complications.
If it works out, great — but if it doesn’t, well, there’s a good chance the friendship won’t survive unscathed.
Also, if your friend doesn’t share those feelings, don’t be angry with them. I would have liked it to be more then, but it wasn’t, so we became friends. Brice: I always harbored a greater appreciation and respect for Maggie than “just a friend.”Maggie: The best year of my life. The company had just gone through some big milestones and I was totally fried. The moment we saw each other – we hadn’t seen each other in a while – it was on. Of being alive.’ It was real life, better than I could have imagined.
(So far.)Brice: We could say we’ve been together for a year, but we could also say we’ve not been apart for eight or nine or 10 in many ways. Pretty much out of the blue, he said, ‘Look, I need to get out of town. It just made total sense, and was a complete surprise at the same time.
When he showed up in Indiana the last time, I was terrified to try and date ANYBODY for real.