Read This If You’ve Fallen For Your Best Guy Friend

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So, I’m not going to tiptoe around this topic.

Yup, I’m going right in for the kill.

Confess your feelings.

Right now if you want to.

Tell him how you feel.

Not the answer you were looking for?

Just hear me out.

So, we’ve all been in that super awkward position when we start to develop more than just friendly feelings for our guy bestie.

Well, I shouldn’t necessarily stereotype this moment as awkward.

Let me rephrase.

That holy shit how didn’t I realize this sooner moment.

Yeah…that sounds about right.

I’ve done a lot of research on this topic. And…there seems to be one common pattern. Although these feelings gradually develop over time, when they finally hit us, man watch out. One minute you’re sitting in his pickup truck stuffing your face with fries and an extra- extra large chocolate milkshake, then BAM.

THE STORM HITS:

Shit. He’s so cute. How didn’t I see this coming? I care about him SO much. I’d do anything for him. I love him. No, yes, well I do love him, but not like that. Not love, love, just love. Wait..maybe I do. Is this even making sense? Everyone asks if we’re dating. My mom even asks. It’s so annoying. Hmmm… I kinda like it. He’s seen me at my worst. He cares about me. I care about him. It only makes sense right? Do I tell him? Does he feel the same way? How do I turn my brain off? Ugh.

Alright… you catch my drift.

It’s only natural to develop feelings for someone you have grown close to. Come on now people, it’s human nature.

So sure, it’s scary to think that you might be making a huge mistake. And it’s even scarier to think that you and your guy bestie might just be perfect together. A real-life romance movie. But in my opinion, it’s worth the risk. I kept quiet. I made the mistake of never confessing my feelings to my guy bestie. And I lost him. I lost him to another girl who dragged him out of my life.

Don’t let the fear of losing your guy bestie stop you. You can do it. And if he doesn’t feel the same way, then you tried. At least you gave it your all. Would you rather never know? If he’s truly your best friend, he won’t let anything drag you two apart.

Be brave. TC mark

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