I’m looking for lots of advice these days. Has anyone ever successfully started a relationship with a straight friend? I came out to my best friend, who I’ve been in love with forever, and after some time, she claims she’s realized I’m her person and she wants to spend the rest of our lives together. She says the physical aspect frightens her, but she figures if we go slowly, it can evolve, and she is open to it. We live far apart, so haven’t seen each other since she realized this. Of course I’m excited about this possibility, but also untrusting. She’s straight! Can this really work? It’s further complicated bc I am married, planning to come out to husband. She doesnt want to get in the middle of that, or have an affair. So she wants to wait to be physical until I’m free. But I feel like I’d be leaving my husband for her, and I don’t even know if this will work. I’m over 50, and this is really scary.