My sister dated a guy her freshman year in college for about ten months and after they broke up, it seemed like nothing changed in their relationship. They still acted as if they were dating. It's been about three years that they have had this relationship, and my whole family is concerned. The guy doesn't seem to be interested in dating her, but doesn't want to be apart from her either (though they live several hours apart from each other). She never opens up about how she is feeling about the situation; if she wants to date him, be friends, etc. I'm concerned that she will have her heart broken by him since he seems to have no intention of changing the status of their relationship and she sometimes hints to me (and no one else in the family) that she thinks of him as more than a friend. I want to understand what she is thinking and feeling, but she completely closes off the possibility of talking about it with me.
Does the title to the relationship mean anything? In the case of my sister, it seems that they have no title because they don't agree on what it would be. He doesn't want to date, but she does.
Sorry for such a long story--I'm just looking for a little insight, help, advice, or guidance about what to do, think, or say in the situation.