The general idea is; make a friend and they will be an ideal partner; what else could you ask for? Well here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t promote your best friend to your partner.
Before you decided to promote him; he was a true friend to you; you would even dare to say he was better than your closest girlfriend but as a partner; the motivation to listen to your endless chatter goes downhill and as a result the two relationships cease to exist.
As a friend you told him all your vulnerabilities and weak points. Some things that you would tell not another soul but when they get promoted to ‘partner status’ they can use those very secrets against you and exploit your vulnerabilities. Leaving you with an uneasy feeling on when he might let the cat out of the bag.
If you have a friend; friend zone him before he applies for the promotion.