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Getting over attachment for long-term friend

How do I get over an unrequited love and move on emotionally/mentally? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2016 - 16 answers

Female friend zone

I have been close friends with this guy for about 1.5 years. We slept together and had some sort of semi-dating thing going for a couple of months when we first met. Then it fizzled out and I was more hurt by this than I anticipated. As of recently, he is now in a serious relationship. It bothers me. Time to cut the friendship? [more inside]
posted by sabina_r on Feb 7, 2016 - 16 answers

Have I ended an emotional affair or a friendship (was I becoming OW)?

I recently ended a friendship because I couldn’t decide whether it was truly platonic or an “emotional affair”. Have I made the wrong decision? [more inside]
posted by Ariel432 on Dec 7, 2015 - 38 answers

What is the etiquette for ending a long-term friendship?

I hate the idea of the slow fade & treasure this person but feel drained by its one-sidedness. What to do? [more inside]
posted by Kat_Dubs on Nov 3, 2015 - 33 answers

Why do guys put me on a pedestal, then friend-zone me?

Recently, I've been frustratingly "friend-zoned" by two guys who seemed to like me, how do I stop conflating platonic love with romantic love? [more inside]
posted by Kat_Dubs on Oct 20, 2015 - 27 answers

Does my platonic friend have romantic feelings - and what should I do?

Does a platonic friend who is in a relationship feel more than he is letting on? [more inside]
posted by Kat_Dubs on Jul 13, 2015 - 30 answers

In love with best friend for about a year but he's taken. Now what?

About a year ago I realised I loved a close friend of about a decade. Now what? [more inside]
posted by Kat_Dubs on Feb 28, 2015 - 29 answers

Can this 'bond' turn into a relationship?

I fell for a girl...we keep a really nice and friendly connection going on between us, but nothing more happens. She knows how I feel but keeps rejecting me. She have her reasons to do so though. [more inside]
posted by Nightrunner on Jan 3, 2015 - 21 answers

Socially awkward human seeks advice on friendship.

A while back, my friend sent me a message confessing his love for me. Awesome, right? Not so much. I failed to reply because I am a socially awkward human being and it was overwhelming at the time and now he has stopped speaking to me entirely. I'm not sure how to fix this, and honestly, I'm not sure if I even want to. [more inside]
posted by sarahgrace on Jun 7, 2014 - 19 answers

How is chammistry formed?

Do you have any tips on how to behave on early dates to increase romantic chemistry? [more inside]
posted by Mr C on Mar 19, 2014 - 29 answers

Lose a good friend or try to fix it?

Is a man who pretends to be friends with a woman when he is actually interested in more than friendship doing something shady? Should said woman (myself) drop him as a friend or give him a chance to adjust? He’s a good friend and generally a positive, interesting and charming friend to have (smart, insightful, witty, capable of deep conversation, trustworthy with secrets, understanding…). I’m simply not interested in dating him (for many reasons, the most glaring of which is that he’s sexist in subtle ways that I couldn’t tolerate in a partner), but I value and love his friendship and conversation. I do not want to date him, ever. I don’t know if I should salvage our friendship or let it go, for his sake and mine...I've included the details below but I think this summary captures what I am trying to intellectually and emotionally figure out. [more inside]
posted by grassbottles on Feb 28, 2013 - 54 answers

Ugh...friend, more than a friend, not a friend? So confused!

My best friend and I keep having drama in our friendship because of feelings. I had feelings for him, but he says he just wanted to stay friends. I told him I needed space to get rid of my feelings so we can stay friends. But he won't let me. He keeps bringing me back into his life. Even when he said he was starting a relationship with someone else. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by impactsmoothie on Jan 9, 2013 - 55 answers

please help me be a nice guy and still get the girl

Can the hive mind confirm that men need a dark side to seduce women ? I’m a nice guy and I’ve not been lucky in love. Have I not been lucky in love because I’m a nice guy ? [more inside]
posted by Baud on Jan 2, 2013 - 66 answers

How can I make sure past unrequited feelings never return and just try to remain friends?

I really need help in dealing with a situation of unrequited love with a best friend, to becoming complete strangers, and then back to best friends again. [more inside]
posted by stonecutters88 on Oct 15, 2012 - 12 answers

Delicate Situation, a bit complicated

How long should I wait to tell my friend about my feelings? So here goes (sorry in advance for the very long post, please stick with me). First time around that I ask for advice on any website... [more inside]
posted by 560fence_cat on Aug 29, 2012 - 31 answers

Friendships, relationships, and my screwed-up brain.

Friendships, relationships, and my screwed-up brain. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2012 - 15 answers

Why is he marrying someone he just met?

Why is he marrying her and never proposed to me? [more inside]
posted by Asian_Hunnie on Feb 21, 2012 - 31 answers

She said "just friends". We are. Now what?

What techniques can I use to quell or quieten emotional turmoil? Avalanche of special inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 - 16 answers

I want my friend back

He's acts aloof everytime we see each other and I'm hurt. What can I do? (Details inside) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2011 - 18 answers

Extraverts + introverts attract

What do extroverts find specifically attractive in introverts, for either romantic relationships and/ or friendships? Anecdotes from extraverts especially welcomed. [more inside]
posted by moiraine on Oct 24, 2011 - 28 answers

What's the epilogue to my non-Hollywood ending?

I recently confessed my romantic feelings to a very close friend and, alas, he doesn't return them. I want to get things back to "normal" between us as quickly is possible. How do I go about doing this, and am I fooling myself into thinking that it is possible to return to "normal" right away? [more inside]
posted by HonoriaGlossop on Jan 3, 2011 - 25 answers

The Case of the Ex

How do I separate my ex's rejection/betrayal from my post-coming out anxieties? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2010 - 18 answers

the way forward with a broken heart

How do I approach friendship with a (formerly?) broken heart? [more inside]
posted by bearette on May 21, 2010 - 10 answers

I'm jealous of my friend's relationship.

My long-time single friend finally has a boyfriend. I'm jealous. How should I deal with that? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 3, 2010 - 24 answers

Confusion reigns

How do you know whether you just like someone as a friend, or as something more? [more inside]
posted by elisynn on Apr 13, 2010 - 7 answers

Is it stupid to break up friendships over boys?

Broken heart / long story filter. My best friend and my love interest got together, though they both knew of my feelings. My friend wants my forgiveness, but I'm still pissed. She was my confidante and I trusted her. Now I don't think I can trust her again, and I have fantasies about her getting her heart broken. How can I move on from this? Should I let them back in my life? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2009 - 30 answers

Help! Need advice for giving friend advice!!

How do I tell my friend the truth in a way that she can hear it, then take what she can from it and do what feels right to her? [more inside]
posted by Hydrofiend on Nov 29, 2009 - 29 answers

"What are you doing?" "I'm ending our friendship." NOOOOO!

Help! Can I salvage this friendship even after experiencing the searing pain of rejection? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 23, 2009 - 13 answers

I am madly in love and don't know what to do. Should I tell her?

I am madly in love and don't know what to do. Should I tell her? [more inside]
posted by Takeyourtime on Sep 2, 2009 - 27 answers

How do I maximize the odds of a good outcome when I tell my friend I'm in love with him?

I'm in love with my friend. I'm going to tell him, but not for a few months. A) What do I do in the meantime? B) Any dos/don'ts for when I tell him? C) How do I both hope for the best and keep my expectations in check so I don't get hurt if he's not interested? D) Any way I can feel him out for signs of interest? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 1, 2009 - 42 answers

Should I stay or should I go?

Is it wrong to leave a mostly-ok 10-year relationship because you've found someone new that you're passionate about? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2009 - 65 answers

Is it normal to maintain multiple casual relationships year after year?

I am looking for opinions on my lifestyle of multiple casual relationships.. Is it healthy to be inherently against a committed relationship because you enjoy the company of new people quite frequently? [more inside]
posted by Macallister Vagabond on Jan 19, 2009 - 29 answers

Movies about love and relationships that aren't like whirlwind romances?

I'm looking for movies about love that are not of the Titanic type. That is, they are about two people who learn to love each other over a long period of time. Maybe at first they don't particularly like each other - or they are just together by necessity, or they are just friends and never think about love. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by vizsla on Jan 3, 2009 - 53 answers

To A Near-Disabling Extent, I Wear the Opposite of Rose-Colored Glasses

I see the world, and all in it, as something vicious and ready to attack me, and that influences far too much stuff in my life. Help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2008 - 30 answers

Trying to make unrequited love into mutual love

I fell in love with my best friend; love was unrequited; decided to cut contact with her to try and get over her (hasn't worked); now I want to have her back but only if she wants to date; how do I do this without being a jerk? LONG explanation ahead... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2008 - 37 answers

Please don't flirt with me!

How to maintain self-respect without trashing a friend? [more inside]
posted by puckish on Oct 25, 2008 - 15 answers

I'm confused

Is it possible for friends to develop a relationship that's more than friendship even if one of them is happy with the way things are right now? [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy on Sep 13, 2008 - 41 answers

Do I tell my engaged friend that I love her?

Is it worth telling my best friend, who just got engaged, that I'm secretly in love with her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2008 - 118 answers

Iron Love Triangle

I have two best friends. I was about to confess my love to one, when he told me he was dating the other. Coping mechanisms? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2008 - 15 answers

How do people go about bringing honest communication into their friendships and relationships?

How do people go about bringing honest communication into their friendships and relationships? [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Sep 21, 2007 - 18 answers

How to handle unrequited love with a best friend?

Is it possible to remain friends with someone you're in love with? [more inside]
posted by jstef on Sep 10, 2007 - 45 answers

What's the difference between strong friendship and romantic love?

What's the difference between strong friendship and romantic love? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2007 - 22 answers

How do I ask an ex to quit calling?

Is it too pathetic to ask an ex who wants to be friends to quit calling me because I’m still stuck on him? If not, how can I do it and maintain a shred of dignity? What do I say? [more inside]
posted by poxuppit on Feb 27, 2007 - 32 answers

Hypothetically speaking what if I were, uh, madly in love with you?

How do you communicate to a good friend that you love them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 13, 2006 - 49 answers

Music to feel better to

Mix CD time - Songs for a dear friend that has to go get biopsied tomorrow.... [more inside]
posted by Bageena on Dec 4, 2006 - 21 answers

Too much PDA

My friends got together last year and are full-on with the pda. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Jul 20, 2006 - 42 answers

"If we're both single when we're 40, let's marry each other." "Ok."

Two friends agreeing to marry each other if they are single by a certain age: does this really happen in real life? [more inside]
posted by divabat on May 20, 2006 - 47 answers

Help! I've fallen in love and I can't get up.

Lovefilter: how do I get over a girl while remaining close friends? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on May 14, 2006 - 37 answers

My best friend is an idiot

"When someone shows you who they really are, believe them the first time". Is this right? Here's why I'm Asking: [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 30, 2005 - 20 answers

How to do deal with "lets just be friends" when you want more?

"I think of you.. more as a friend." A girl I really, really (seriously) 'like' sprung that one on me yesterday. Her explanation was rather strange in general: apparently I'd make a great boyfriend, but she'd make a lousy girlfriend, and she's saving me from myself. Is this low self-esteem, or plain lies, or what? And what the heck should I do about the whole thing?
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2004 - 55 answers

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