I met a woman, we hit it off, loads of contact, physical contact, yada yada yada. But we're not on the same page and she rings alarm bells in my gut. Red flags flapping in the periphery, if you will. I did enjoy her friendship. I wonder if it's just me, though, who has difficulty downshifting from maybe more than friendship/dating/FWB, to a 100% platonic friendship. I was hurt by her and I was utterly confused as to her intentions when it came to us. That's not a good sign, as a romance should be smooth and easy in the beginning and one that shouldn't feel like work or walking on eggshells. After being deeply confused by her, I responded to her last few texts in a very kind way, but that did not leave much room for a reply and then didn't respond to her last one and essentially "ghosted" her. I feel awful and guilty. Why can't I easily downgrade to friendship? Am I being fair? It would hurt to be her friend and have to hear about any romantic interludes she may be having, I mean, she kinda kept leaving me confused if she hooked up with someone else while she and I were talking. Are you one of those people who can maintain the friendship? Or find it easier to walk away from more than platonic relationships that don't work out in the end?