The Relationship Question
I’ve liked the same guy for five years now. We never got together because there was always something getting in the way. We have a really strong friendship, so I don’t want to tell him I have feelings for him and have things be awkward, but he always acts like there’s something there and is affectionate. He broke up with his girlfriend like two months ago. What should I do?
The Relationship Advice
Thank you for sharing your situation. The key at times like this is to figure out what you want to do. You might ask yourself some questions such as:
- What would I like to do and what can I do to make it happen?
- What can I do to make sure I move in a positive direction?
- What can I do to make sure I treat myself well in the process?
- What can I do to get to know him better?
You might find it helpful as well to think of talking with him as if you’re starting a friendship. Spend time with him, get to know him and learn about who he is. Be yourself and be friendly. As you talk with him and get know him more you’ll eventually know whether it’s moving in a romantic direction.
You can also tell him how you feel. If he likes you then you’ll know for sure; if he doesn’t, then you’re both still great people and you can find someone who is interested in you. Remember that you deserve to be with someone who likes you the same way you like them.