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Okay so I have this guy friend and we have known each other for 2 years now and everyone even my parents think we are dating. I have feelings for him, which he doesn’t know and we are both 15. He has dated 3 girls now and I always get heartbroken when he dates them but I don’t want him to know I like him, and his relationships with this girls only last like a week. He tells me everything but recently he told me something about what he did with other girls and I told my female fronds. One of my friends with a big mouth went up to him and told him for 3 weeks now I haven’t talked to him because he doesn’t want to talk to me, he’s mad at me and he said he’s never telling me stuff ever again…things are so awkward between us.i need help cos im always crying about how our friendship broke up.im so close to him and hes my only male friend.

Broken Friendship

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You don’t have much to lose by going to talk to him and telling him you have feelings for him. This way it will put your actions into perspective. If you tell him that it upset you he was going out with other girls because you like him, this has the potential of changing how he sees you. He is avoiding you now — and telling the truth doesn’t mean you have to start dating — but it will explain things, and, as I’ve said, you have nothing to lose.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Broken Friendship

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: http://www.dare2behappy.com/. He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Broken Friendship. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 25, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2013/01/09/broken-up-friendship/
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