Just got interested in the show. I think the reason there is soo much tension when you are with another woman and Courtney is obvious...she is jealous. Friends can and do make good lovers and it can last. You say that is what your parents have... don't wait until you have everything except the ONE thing and it (she) has found someone else. You may be 40, have all that you want and no more 'best friend'. Your stuff may make you happy, maybe not. Life is too short to put things on the back-burner or put up on a shelf until you are ready...someone may get tired of being on that shelf, collecting dust. True love may come around more than once...do you want to take that chance? Relieve the tension, go all out for Courtney. It seems like you have what it takes to make it last..there are games you can play, football, etc. Life is not and should not be treated as one.