Doug says he respects me too much to lie to me and just isn’t ready to commit to a relationship.’So this is hardly a no-strings-attached arrangement.
But Lucy insists it’s the kind of relationship with which they are both happy. ‘When we met through friends, I wasn’t immediately attracted to Doug, even though he ticks a lot of boxes for me — he’s dark-haired, dark-eyed, university-educated, intelligent and funny,’ says Lucy.
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That is certainly the view of Rachel Morris, a psychotherapist specialising in sex and relationships, who predicts an unhappy outcome for Lucy and Doug — and for any other friends in a set-up likes theirs.
She says: ‘Most of the women in these cases are seeking a proper relationship.
Sometimes we sleep together, sometimes we don’t,’ she says.‘I wonder if our relationship might develop further if we let it, but we have reached the stage now where to express any emotion for each other would be embarrassing.’His attitude seems shockingly clinical.
All the more so because it was Malcolm who asked Martina out in the first place after they bumped into each other on a visit back to the hometown where they had once been school friends.‘Then he went a bit further, using a phone app called Take Me I’m Yours, designed to get couples together.