From the inbox #398

“What would you call it when you feel a want for a more than friends relationship with someone, without the pounding heart and silly-headedness that comes with a crush? Lately I’ve also felt super protective of them, and sometimes jealous, like something inside me that I can’t control says “Mine.” Back off.” I also keep finding myself imagining a future together with them that’s more than roommates.
It’s not a squish because I’m already close friends with them.
What on earth is this called, and has anyone else experienced this?”

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