Let’s have some fun with a frightening phrase that instantly renders us speechless: The Friend Zone! Ugghh! Your heart just skipped a beat, didn’t it?

Realizing some of you think this topic is about as much fun as a root canal or a tax audit, we’ll keep this lighthearted so we’re super-sensitive on such a delicate subject.

Few words cause more heartbreak for a single person than, “Let’s just be friends.” Even though someone said it with all the well-intentioned sentiments of not hurting your feelings, it still hurt. Awesome friends are a valued treasure, but it still stinks to be banished to the Friend Zone.

For the sake of finding the humor in these trite phrases, let’s review each variation of this Exile to the Friend Zone.

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