I am in a committed relationship. Over the years I have a few male friends / ex colleagues that I meet for coffee and lunches for catch ups ec.
In the last few months I have developed feelings for one of these friends. I am not sure if he has as well, though I think very strongly he has. We have flirted but never crossed the line.
I want to stop seeing him, but felt it rude of me to just suddenly cut him off. I want to be brutal and cut him off but thought of our many many years of friendship, and common courtesy. On the other hand, I couldn't face him, look him in the eye, tell him my feelings - I can't do this.
I can't email him - his personal assistant has access to his email.
What should I do ! How do I handle this ?
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I don't get it.
To me, if you're flirting outside of your relationship you're crossing the line. If you let yourself develop feelings for a friend you're crossing the line.
It didn't develop out of nowhere so if you don't want this to happen again you'll have to stop yourself from having thoughts about flirting with other guys and then of course you'd have to refrain from actually doing that. You don't need to cut him out unless you want to respect your boyfriend in that way (remember that this is cutting off the problem at the end and not preventing any future problems of the same nature)... Just stop flirting with this other guy and don't encourage any of his flirting behavior . If you really want to set it straight tell him how you feel about the fact that you shouldn't have been flirting with him in the first place whether you thought it was harmless or not and that you're sorry about it and you wish that he wouldn't do it as well so that you're not crossing the line. You do not need to tell him that you like him.0