Well, hello World,Ö.
ThereĎs something Iíd like to get off my mind..
I am a female senior in college and I have a male friend. Heís the best male friend I have. We met in high school, so I know him for quite a lot of time. Last month he told me, he has always been in love with me and well, somehow I have always known it and I have even asked him about that a couple of times, usually a little jokingly. He always denied any such thoughts, so I never really knew. It was just a feeling I had.
But still I was shocked by his sudden revelation and then I felt so sorry to tell him it would never work. He accepted my explanations but was kinda sad, while we talked about that.
Since that day I put a little distance between me and him. I stopped leaning myself on him. I stopped using any mistakable gestures at all, because I donít think itís good for him.
It feels awkward being alone with him and I donít want it to be awkward.
I really like him but just as a very good friend.
Yet if I look at how things went since last month I seem to slowly go farther away from him. I donít want to lose him, but I donít want him to get his hopes up, if I would show him any Ďsignsí that obviously made him confess in the first place.
It's really hard to act like nothing has happened and we discussed it.
But I don't seem to know whats the 'right thing' to do.
Any thoughts about my situation?