I recently turned a new friend of mine down (see my previous question for details).
The only problem now is, how do I avoid awkwardness in our mutual friend group, and how can we stay friends? I go to a small university, so simply avoiding him is out of the question and would mean that I couldn't hang out with our mutual friends. Any advice?
(FYI, everyone in our friend groups knows about the situation.)
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If he's a new friend and asked you out, he was never your friend. He was just interested. When you hang out in groups, don't ignore him but focus on your actual friends. The awkward feelings die down after awhile. Once his pride is recovered he will bounce back1