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    Steven Robinson

    How Can I Tell My Best Friend That I Have Feelings For Her?

    He had been in love with his best friend for three years, but he was afraid to say anything because he thought he would ruin their friendship. It was an unspoken understanding between them that pushed them closer together and further apart at the same time.

    The longer he stayed quiet, the harder it became to speak up and tell her how he felt. He knew if he said something there was a chance he would lose her forever and he couldn't bear the thought of that happening. So he kept his feelings bottled up until it became too much for him to keep inside.

    The first step is to recognize how hard this must be for you. Having a crush on your best friend can be incredibly daunting, both because of the fear of rejection and the fear of ruining your relationship. It can also feel like a huge risk, magnified by the strength of your bond.

    It would be worth considering whether this has become an unhealthy cycle and if it's time to speak up. Keeping your feelings bottled up only serves to push the problem down - but this doesn't make it disappear. Instead, buried emotions can fester and manifest in unexpected ways, both in yourself and in your friendship.

    The next step is to make sure you have the right mindset before you make your move. You don't want to go into this expecting a certain outcome. Consider whether you'd still be able to maintain a healthy friendship regardless of how she responds. Remember: no matter what, your feelings are valid and acceptable. You deserve to be honest with yourself and with her.

    It's up to you to decide how to handle this. You may find it helpful to practice saying the words out loud or writing them down in order to better express yourself. Take your time when delivering your message and make sure your friend has plenty of space to process if she needs it. And whatever you do, don't forget to focus on your own wellbeing.

    Although it isn't easy, speaking your truth can be incredibly liberating, even if it doesn't yield the result you're looking for. After all, a situation like this can only be resolved through honest, compassionate communication. The world works in mysterious ways, and perhaps a door will open in ways you never could have imagined.

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