There's this girl at school, who isn't one of my closer friends, but nevertheless still a friend, and she knew that I was interested in this guy. She was also close to this guy, but to me (and everyone else I talked to) it seemed like a platonic friendship. She had feelings for another guy anyway, and I ignored my paranoia about her getting in the way/secretly having feelings for the guy I was interested in.
I showed up to school one day, and ask her how she's going with her crush, and she says very strongly 'I don't like him anymore, I like someone else'. The guy I was interested in happened to be in the classroom, and when I asked 'Who do you like now?' she made eye contact with him and kind of trailed off and conviniently someone else interrupted the conversation.
3 days later from this, she asks him out, and he rung me up to tell me that they were dating, and he said that he did have feelings for me, but he's known her since year 2 (I was new to the school at the start of this year) but he said you're georgeous and amazing etc and that there will be another guy who'll 'fall head over heels for me'. He apologized for leading me on too.
It was a rejection, loud and clear, and it stung, a lot. He chose the long time childhood friend over me, and fair enough.
But I still have feelings for him, in fact they seem to be getting stronger, and I just can't seem to get over him, and I've gone so far as to distance myself from him and his girlfriend too, because I can't stand being around either of them. What do I do to move on and not ruin our friendship? Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated :)
Most Helpful Guy
You must accept the fact that you will never be able to have a relationship with this guy. Even if he dropped this other girl now and said that he wanted only you in his life, you would never be able to forget that you were his second choice and you probably would also be paranoid about someone else "stealing" him away from you.
It is okay to hold on to some memories but you need to let go of him and move on with your life. Don't over-romanticize this in your head; of course it hurts, but other people have suffered similar hurts, they survived, and they moved forward. Your feelings will not abruptly disappear; they will slowly fade. You will never forget him so don't expect that to happen. Learn your lessons from this experience (moving too slowly in the early stages of a relationship doesn't work very well,) make yourself a better person from this experience, and use this to appreciate the next relationship that you do have.
Most Helpful Girl
Well, I personally think the only reason to why he is going out with her and not you, is because she asked him if he would like to go out with her, while you guys didn't. It was more like who was going to be more ballsy enough to do that. If that were the case, how come you didn't ask him out? You know that he likes you (he told you) so what else were you waiting for?
You can move on, but that won't happen to easily. Occupying yourself or avoiding him in general, may be a good idea. That feeling won't go away, until you find someone else, unfortunately.2
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