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He likes me but I don’t like him in the same way.
There’s a boy at my school who has pretty much been in love with me for three years in a row. I’ve told him that I only want to be friends, but I feel awful for ‘friendzoning’ him. The thing is, I’m just not that interested in him. I think maybe he thinks that I like him because I’m nice to him but I don’t want to be mean to him just because he likes me and I don’t like him back. Pretty much, he’s not very popular at all. Actually, I think that I’m really his only friend. I’m not trying to be mean by saying this, but he’s different than other people. He stutters often, is not exactly powerful socially, had two double jointed elbows (he likes to flaunt this), and is very twitchy. I don’t want to say that I don’t like him, he’s a very nice person and open to making himself look like a total fool amongst others without thinking twice. He is very nice to me and does really whatever I ask him to do. I never tell him to do things like ‘oh..go buy me a cookie’ or ‘go hug that girl over there’. Instead I try to make him less of a social outcast and tell him things like ‘try not to act that way around her, it’s a little bit weird. sorry’ and ‘come on, focus on what the teacher’s saying.’. I try not to tell him not to do more of the embarrassing things because it would really make me embarrassed to do it. There’s no way nicely to say ‘try not to vomit your phlegm and then eat it off of your arm’ without admitting that you saw him do it. I just feel bad and like I’m letting him down in the worst way possible. He’s also coming to the same High School with me after this. What should I do?!
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