Childhood Friends

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See alsoFriends to Lovers, Friends to Rivals
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Childhood friends is a trope concerning two (or more) characters that have known each other closely since a young age. Their relationship may or may not become romantic in later life.

Romantic works often follow how childhood friends get together, making the transition from fFriends to lovers, and explore the challenges that come with changing a long-held relationship. The situation may be that the friends didn't know they were dating. The friends may have been hiding romantic feelings and pining, or come to the realization that their feelings are more than platonic.

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