"Dear Carol, I am in love with my best guy friend"
I am in love with my best guy friend, but I’m sure he would get all freaked out if he knew. I want to get over him, but I don’t know how. How can I make these feelings go away?
—Hopelessly in Love
Dear Hopelessly in Love,
Are you sure he would freak out, or is it possible he feels the same way? Sometimes, it’s possible to test the waters nonverbally. Look into his eyes, or gently brush against his arm. Does he look away and pull back, or does he gaze at you and keep his arm where it is? If he stays close, it might be time to let your feelings be known. But if his signals indicate romance is a no-go, change the channel on your emotions by hanging out more often with other friends. Taking a short break from your boy-BFF might help too. You’re not the only person who has fallen for a friend, and it’s hard to make feelings go away. But if you get involved in new activities with classmates outside your usual circles, you’ll soon find your thoughts turning elsewhere.
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