Don’t pretend to be friends if you want more than friendship.
Seriously. Both people will get hurt. Both will feel shortchanged.
I tried to befriend someone that has feelings for me. I wish I could have reciprocated those feelings. He was a nice guy. But, I don’t feel it. I can’t fake it. I can’t force it. We can be friends though.
He said okay. Until, I couldn’t live up to his expectations. Then the friendship I thought existed was just a casualty. It never became innocent. It never switched to friendship. It went from love to lust, romance to sex. If he couldn’t have a relationship with me, he wanted to have me in bed. And, I don’t want any of that. I just wanted to be his friend. It was kind of the consolation prize. We don’t have anything in common. We don’t know any of the same people. I just wanted to be civil. And, I thought he was a nice guy.
But, he ruined that.
It’s okay though. I was over my friend quota anyway.
I just wish he’d given an ultimatum earlier on. We could have avoided so many senseless interactions.
If anyone speaks to him, can you give him a message?
Take care of yourself. I wish you well.