According to a study he conducted, this can make your friendship closer than it was before.
Sometimes all it takes is for you to do it once in order to realise that this was the biggest mistake you ever did. Once you both agree that a line was crossed, the rest will be easier to handle. Have talks and discussions you used to have before the incident. Know that there’ll be awkward moments but don’t let them distract you from your end goal.
Be honest about your feelings
The only way to go back to having a genuine friendship without pretending is to be honest. Of course there’s no way to control your emotions but you both need to be on the same page rgarding this for it to work. If one of you caught feelings in the process unfortunately being just friends won’t cut it.
The reason behind you crossing the line could be that you became too comfortable with one another. To prevent this from happening again you could have rules in place that’ll help from being tempted. Some of the boundaries can include no midnight calls or texts asking the other to come over because you know what that could result in.
Keep your partners away from each other
Whilst this can pose some what of a challenge, if the situation is still fresh, your partners could pick up the tension between you two. To avoid having to lie rather keep your partners away until this isn’t a big deal for you two anymore.
Hang out with other people
It might be a good idea for the two of you to put a break on being alone. Chilling in groups will help you readjust your relationship as friends.