NOTE: I've seen this question asked when the POV is third but not first.
I write psychological thrillers that move quickly and focus heavily on what is going on in the mind of the protagonist. As such, I write in present tense, first person POV.
This hasn't been a problem up till now. But in the novel I'm working on at the moment, I have two protagonists, each with their own first person POV chapters. However, in a few chapters, they'll meet.
It doesn't feel right switching to third as this it creates a sudden and jarring distance that I don't want (I tried it with a chapter and it felt like reading a different book suddenly).
I think the best option is to pick the stronger of the two protagonists and write the scene from her first person POV. But I'm wondering if that's going to be jarring too, given that readers will have gotten accustomed to hearing the inner thoughts of the lesser protagonist.
Any advice/tips/suggestions for how to handle it?