The feeling isn't mutual. Is our friendship over? :(
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|Wed, 04-24-2013 - 2:05pm|
Hello all, I am in search of answers & advice regarding the situation I have found myself in. I have a best guy friend that I started hanging out with over a year ago, and since have become very close. We talk and/or see each other daily. However, it has been known to me for a while he has developed feelings for me, and has even blurted out that he "loves" me and wants to be with me (while drinking of course). He always asks to come over to my place, or if I'm going out he always wants to come with me (which I don't mind because I like hanging out with a 'friend'). Although, the fact that he is pretty much always with me, people assume we're together, and guys are afraid to approach me with him around. He has gotten upset if another guy shows interest in me or talks to me. Despite how incredibly nice this guy has been to me, I cannot reciprocate the feeling of being "in love" with him, and I actually feel guilty about it because I do love him as a person. I have been honest with him about lacking those feelings, but the issue remains. I'm afraid to hurt him or lose his friendship, but I also desire the feeling of being in love again. What is the best way to handle this?
Thank you in advance for taking the time to read my post, and/or offer your advice.