That's not easy unfortunately .. Being stuck in a friend zone can be difficult. Make sure u weigh out the outcome of moving to a relationship if it doesn't work out u lose your friendship as well.. I am kinda in same situtation only opposite been with her 14 years 3 kids and now she just wants to be friends..g luck to you I hope it works out for the best ?
i would slowly give off hints that your wanting to be there for her and that you have feelings for her and do sweet things for her even simple things like opening the door or helping her out and try hanging out and getting her mind off of other things that stress her out or that she obsesses over and slowly work your way in there that way
To get out of the Friend Zone (FZ) is an all-or-nothing play: you gotta turn up the romantic heat to full-blast. Take her out to a romantic date & let her know with no doubt you want "it all". And "NOW"... as in you're taking her to bed before the date is over. **** You either win big (score!!) or go down in flames hard.... But you're now totally out of the FZ. ***** In the case you get shot down, you bail on this gal. No more friendship. No more hanging out. No texts, no calls, no e-mails.... NOTHING. Cut her out of your life, she's wasting your time!! G'bye!!